- May 27, 2009
Does it take to change the powerpack on Steven Hawkings Mobilty Chair?
In 2000, detectives launched an inquiry after Prof Hawking made a number of visits to Addenbrooke?s Hospital, Cambridge, suffering from cuts and bruises, and another inquiry was opened in 2003 after his daughter Lucy rang police.
Prof Hawking declined to explain how his injuries had come about. A number of his former nurses, however, were in no doubt.
They alleged that over the years his wife inflicted a catalogue of injuries on the vulnerable scientist: fractured his wrist by slamming it on to his wheelchair; humiliated him by refusing him access to a urine bottle, leaving him to wet himself; gashed his cheek with a razor, allowed him to slip beneath the water while in the bath, ensuring water entered the tracheotomy site in his throat; and left him alone in his garden during the hottest day of the year so long that he suffered heatstroke and severe sunburn.
It is these allegations that police investigated.
But a woman who worked for him at Cambridge University says the "unexplained injuries" began "many years before" the police became involved.
"He used to regularly come in with bruises and cuts," said the source.
"I remember once he turned up with a black eye. I asked him; 'How did that happen Stephen?' He replied: 'I bumped into a door.' That was obviously my cue to shut up, so I did." "It was common knowledge that Stephen was very, very unhappy long before all the allegations appeared in the papers."
if there is someone out there who is a gay deaf blind pygmy of ethnic origin suffering from leprosy and paraplegia who is taking thalidomide pills;
i really hope they can at least change the battery on steve's spaz chariot.
once he's powered up, he might be able to offer them some medical advise.
but i dont think he's a doctor, more of a professor, but not like prof wheetos (now that guy really knows how to party) so they are probably wasting their time and should just accept their deformities and go on the road as sarah jessica parker's stunt double.