July 16, 2009
Brother: Frank McCourt has meningitis
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, who has been battling melanoma, is also suffering from meningitis and is in a New York hospice, his brother said.
McCourt said relatives from around the world are arriving in New York to see Frank, a 78-year-old former teacher, actor and the author of the blockbuster book
Frank was OK for a bit and we had hopes for a while after the treatment for melanoma, but the meningitis turned it all around, turned it topsy-turvy, Malachy McCourt told the Irish Echo newspaper Tuesday.
McCourt told the newspaper his family wishes to keep private the location of the hospice where his brother is staying.