Bauhaus' Peter Murphy Updates Fans Following Heart Attack: 'I Am Up and Running Again'

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Peter Murphy performs live on stage at O2 Academy Islington on May 18, 2016 in London, England.

Peter Murphy says he's "up and running again" following a recent heart attack that forced him to cancel a residency at New York's Le Poisson Rouge.   

The Bauhaus singer and solo artist shared a message on social media Saturday (Aug. 24) giving fans a full update on his health.

"Following my recent episode in New York City with my heart attack and being admitted into Lenox Hill Hospital and seeing myself go through the rigors of intensive care, I am very happy to say that I have made a full recovery," Murphy wrote in the statement.

The English musician was rushed to the hospital on Aug. 13 after experiencing shortness of breath and was later treated for a myocardial infarction. Two stints were placed in his right coronary artery and he was started on heart medication.

In his statement, Murphy also thanked his tour manager Brian Lowe and assistant Chantal Thomas for being "directly instrumental in saving my life."

He added, "Thanks to the superb team of doctors, specialists, nurses and care staff. I am so glad to say I am up and running again."
 
Rescheduled dates for Murphy's residency at Le Poisson Rouge have not yet been announced.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A personal statement from Peter: Following my recent episode in New York City with my heart attack and being admitted into Lenox Hill Hospital and seeing myself go through the rigors of intensive care, I am very happy to say that I have made a full recovery. Thanks to the superb team of doctors, specialists, nurses and care staff. I am so glad to say I am up and running again. My tour manager Brian Lowe and my assistant Chantal Thomas were directly instrumental in saving my life and to whom I cannot thank enough. I also want to thank every single friend and fan who has been supporting me throughout this ordeal. I remain grateful especially to my Bauhaus band mates . xxx Peter In lieu of gifts or flowers, Peter has asked to make a donation to The American Heart Association at https://tinyurl.com/peter-murphy-heart.

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