Neither Nigel or I, or even Darrell himself thought anyone could top our ticket to see the Rolling Stones as a present ….. but someone did … which blew poor Darrell completely out of the water when he went to check out his Facebook page ….Firstly, Darrell was totally overcome in a Hello Magazine way by all the kind people who had left him a birthday message (of that, more tomorrow) ….
But there, discreetly nestled amongst all the messages was one from The Artist To The Stars …. John Lee Bird …… not only that …. he had only gone and captured Darrell in a totally unique piece of art ….
OMG ….. you’ll never know just how MAHOOOOOOOOOOSIVE this is and exactly what it means to Darrell (and us) ….. because the aforementioned Artist To The Stars John Lee Bird turns down more requests from very famous people to portray them than we have ever had Marmite on toast, in our entire lives!
So you can imagine the state Darrell was in, flux doesn’t even cover it …….. his eyes glazed over completely and he was rendered totally speechless for over an hour. Even more worrying was that he could only very occasionally take a gulp of breath, and went a very worrying shade of blue ……….. before finally taking in a almighty intake of air, thus resuming a more normal breathing pattern and skin hue …..