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Bauhaus singer Peter Murphy suffers heart attack before New York concert

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FORMER Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy has suffered a heart attack before a concert in New York.

The British singer, 62, often called the Godfather of Goth, experienced shortness of breath before going on stage on Tuesday.

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Murphy was taken to the city’s Lenox Hill Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

Murphy was rushed to hospital and he has undergone surgery.

Cardiologist Jason Song said: “He had two stents placed in his right coronary artery and was started on medications to manage his heart condition.”

Murphy’s family added: “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, who was born in Northampton, had been preparing to perform the remaining dates of his residency at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan.

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PETER MURPHY Suffers Heart Attack: Remaining NYC Residency shows to be postponed and rescheduled. On the evening of August 13, Peter Murphy was rushed to a local New York City hospital due to shortness of breath and was unable to perform his scheduled concert at Le Poisson Rouge. Early Wednesday morning, it was determined that Peter had suffered a heart attack. Lenox Hill Hospital Cardiologist Jason Song issued the following statement: "Mr. Murphy was admitted for treatment of a myocardial infarction, had two stents placed in his right coronary artery, and was started on medications to manage his heart condition. He remains in the hospital for continued monitoring of his condition." Sadly, Peter is physically unable to perform the remaining shows in the Residency series (August 15th, 16th, 18th, and 19th). These shows will be postponed to later dates to be determined. Ticket buyers will have their tickets transferred to the rescheduled date or can request a refund by emailing info@lprnyc.com by 5PM EST on August 30, 2019. Peter’s family has issued the following statement: "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 has issued the following statement: "All of us at LPR are devastated by this news. Peter’s performances and presence over the past twelve days have been amazing – both onstage and off. We wish Peter a swift and full recovery and look forward to his successful return to LPR." #petermurphy Photo Jolene Siana

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The concerts have been postponed indefinitely.

It is not the first time Murphy has experienced health problems.

In 2010 he was forced to pull out of a tour over undisclosed health issues and in 2017 postponed a residency in San Francisco after suffering a problem with his vocal cords.

Murphy formed the seminal rock band Bauhaus in 1978 alongside guitarist Daniel Ash, drummer Kevin Haskins and bass player David J.

They produced four albums before splitting up in 1983, and another one in 2008 after reuniting for a second time.


Despite their relatively brief time together, Bauhaus proved to have a significant impact on the goth genre, influencing the likes of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails.

Murphy has also enjoyed a successful solo career, with albums including Should The World Fail To Fall Apart, Deep and Dust.


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