I hope you all enjoyed the remix of Running Up That Hill this evening at the Olympics Closing Ceremony. They certainly put on a brilliant show.
— Putting out a two sentence statement starting with “Hi there,” instead of actually appearing at the Olympics as everyone thought she was makes Kate Bush my #1 favorite recluse.
She fiercely protects her privacy: any walkers unlucky enough to mistake her garden path for a towpath may find that she emerges from the house, shrieking, and tells them to get off her private property.
No one can recall her ever going to the local pub, the Fox & Hounds, or even saying ‘hello’ to her neighbours. She has also removed the house name from view to deter nosey parkers.
— Obsessive secrecy, a £30m fortune and the trauma that drove Kate Bush into hiding