Bauhaus' Peter Murphy Cancels New York Residency After Suffering Heart Attack

His remaining dates at Le Poisson Rouge will be rescheduled
Bauhaus' Peter Murphy Cancels New York Residency After Suffering Heart Attack
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Peter Murphy has cancelled the four remaining dates of a New York City residency after suffering a heart attack yesterday evening.

According to a press release, the Bauhaus vocalist was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital the evening of August 13 due to shortness of breath, where he was treated by cardiologist Jason Song.

"Mr. Murphy was admitted for treatment of a myocardial infarction," Song wrote in a statement. "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."

As a result, Murphy has cancelled the remaining shows of his residency at Le Poisson Rouge, which were set for August 15 through 19. The shows will be postponed, with rescheduled dates to be determined. 

Ticket buyers will have their tickets transferred to the corresponding rescheduled date, while refunds are available by emailing [email protected] by 5PM EST on August 30, 2019.

In a statement, Murphy's family wrote, "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!"

Le Poisson Rouge added, "All of us at LPR are devastated by this news. Peter's performance and presence over the past twelve days has been amazing - both onstage and off. We wish Peter a swift and full recovery and look forward to his successful return to LPR."