Lou Reed Recovering Following Liver Transplant
Published Jun 01, 2013The Velvet Underground recently settled their lawsuit with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, but it turns out that singer Lou Reed has been undergoing another, far more critical struggle, since he is currently recovering after a liver transplant.
The operation was reportedly life-saving. His wife Laurie Anderson told The Times [via Billboard], "It's as serious as it gets. He was dying. You don't get it for fun." The operation took place a few weeks ago at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
Anderson added, "I don't think he'll ever totally recover from this, but he'll certainly be back to doing [things] in a few months," she said. "I'm very happy. It's a new life for him." Reed is apparently already back to work and doing t'ai chi.
Reed shared a message with his fans on Facebook, explaining that he is feeling well and has plans to make more music. He wrote, "I am a triumph of modern medicine, physics and chemistry. I am bigger and stronger than stronger [sic] than ever. My Chen Taiji and health regimen has served me well all of these years, thanks to Master Ren Guang-yi. I look forward to being on stage performing, and writing more songs to connect with your hearts and spirits and the universe well into the future."