Brian Wilson just announced the postponement of his May tour dates due to an impending back surgery — and his cousin and former Beach Boys bandmate Mike Love wished him a speedy recovery in a surprisingly sweet message.
Love posted a photo to his Facebook page of the two shooting hoops in their halcyon days, with a message that described his own back struggles and wished Wilson to get well soon, saying “I hope one day we’ll be able to do this again” and that he was “looking forward to perhaps one day throwing some hoops.”
Love being Love, he can’t resist still arm-wrestling his indisposed Beach Boys partner in self-absorbed ways, saying things like “I myself had back problems as early as junior high,” and the head-scratching aside that he “had to wear a back brace and found it to be very successful.”
But something about the language of Love’s post transcends the pair’s hurt feelings. When it comes down to it, the note seems to depict one man reaching out to another after being on the outs for years, simply hoping they can spend some time with each other again.