The estimable Mr. Bingley recently went under the knife, displaying his customary stoical fortitude.
Get well soon, old top. There are few enough of your stamp in this time of need.
"There are countless horrible things happening all over the world and horrible people prospering, but we must never allow them to disturb our equanimity or deflect us from our sacred duty to sabotage and annoy them whenever possible." -Auberon Waugh