Pierced Arrows/Dead Moon Frontman Fred Cole to Undergo Emergency Heart Surgery

BY Josiah HughesPublished Mar 12, 2014

Fred and Toody Cole, the legendary married couple behind beloved Portland punk acts Pierced Arrows and Dead Moon, have shared some troubling news. Due to blockage in his arteries, Fred must undergo emergency heart surgery.

Earlier this year, the pair reunited their Dead Moon project after a long while of fronting Pierced Arrows together. They've also played acoustic shows together under their first names. Now, however, all upcoming plans have been put on hiatus.

Over on Facebook, Fred and Toody shared the following statement:

Our worst nightmare has come true. Over the last couple of weeks Fred has had problems with his heart. We didn't want to make any decisions until the tests were all finished & we consulted with his heart doctors. Now we know that he has 80-100% blockage in his arteries and must have emergency open-heart surgery for a bypass.

This is very major surgery and will be at least 6 months for recovery, maybe even a year. Obviously, this means we are forced to cancel all tours, shows, pending offers etc. for both Pierced Arrows & Dead Moon & Fred and Toody unplugged.

Fred & Toody

Stay tuned for more information on Fred Cole's health as it becomes available.

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