Orgel Joke is back home after a month in hospital. She says this in an interview with RTL Boulevard. The 73-year-old from Vlaardingen was admitted to hospital because of a rare clotting disorder. She is now being treated for this.
“It’s wonderful to be back in my own environment after four weeks in a small room,” she says. “With the help and love of friends, family and acquaintances. I hope to get better soon, but I still have a long way to go. I still have to take it easy.”
Joke Meijer, as the organ player is actually called, hopes that she can occasionally get out of bed to ‘make fifteen minutes of music’, “because that is what I love to do most”.
Meijer grew into an internet hit at the start of the corona crisis. On Instagram, where she has more than 40,000 followers, she posted countless videos in which she simply plays songs on her keyboard. She says she did this to cheer people up in corona time.