Written by: Alex Green
Peter Murphy has suffered a heart attack.
The legendary Bauhaus singer was feeling ill on Tuesday evening and according to his publicist Rey Roldan: “On the evening of Tuesday August 13, 2019, Peter Murphy was rushed to a local New York City hospital due to shortness of breath and was unable to perform the evening’s scheduled concert at Le Poisson Rouge. Early Wednesday morning, we were informed that Peter had suffered a heart attack.”
The 60-year-old Murphy’s Lenox Hill Hospital cardiologist Jason Song, MD followed that up with a statement of his own that read: “Mr. Murphy was admitted for treatment of a myocardial infarction. He had two stents placed in his right coronary artery and was started on medications to manage his heart condition. Due to HIPAA regulations we cannot reveal further details of his condition. He is still in the hospital for continued monitoring of his condition.”
Murphy’s family issued this on behalf of the singer’s health: “We would like to thank the fans for their undying support and hope that Peter will be back on stage with a refreshed heart, stronger than before!”
Murphy’s upcoming dates, which are the remaining shows of his Le Poisson Rouge residency (August 15, 16, 18, 19) have been postponed. Ticket holders can opt for their tickets being transferred to the rescheduled date or they can be refunded by emailing email@example.com by 5PM EST on August 30, 2019.