The frontman of goth rock band Bauhaus and renowned solo artist Peter Murphy is expected to make a full recovery after heart surgery in New York City about two weeks ago. Murphy suffered a heart attack on the night of August 13th during his twelve night residency at Le Poisson Rouge. He was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital where he then quickly received a diagnosis and life-saving angioplasty procedure. As a result of the sudden health issues, he has postponed the remaining dates of his residency at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge
Murphy is relieved to have survived the debacle and optimistic that he will be on his feet and back in action soon. He made a brief statement on the matter:
“Following my recent episode in New York City with my heart attack and being admitted into Lenox Hill Hospital and seeing myself go through the rigors of intensive care, I am very happy to say that I have made a full recovery. Thanks to the superb team of doctors, specialists, nurses and care staff. I am so glad to say I am up and running again.
My tour manager Brian Lowe and my assistant Chantal Thomas were directly instrumental in saving my life and to whom I cannot thank enough. I also want to thank every single friend and fan who has been supporting me throughout this ordeal. I remain grateful especially to my Bauhaus band mates . xxx Peter.”
Dr. Akshai Bhandary, Director of the Cardiac Care Unit at Lenox Hill Hospital, also issued a statement on the high-profile artist’s health:
“Mr. Peter Murphy was admitted to the Lenox Hill Hospital Cardiac Care Unit on August 13, 2019 after having suffered a heart attack. He underwent emergent angioplasty and received two stents to his right coronary artery. Since then, Mr. Murphy has done excellent and is expected to make a full recovery. We wish Peter and his family the absolute best.”
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