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Peter Murphy postpones NYC residency after suffering a heart attack

40 Years of Bauhaus Ruby Celebration with Peter Murphy and David J at Terminal 5
Peter Murphy at Terminal 5 earlier this year (more by Ester Segretto

Peter Murphy has cancelled the rest of his NYC residency at Le Poisson Rouge, August 15, 16, 18 and 19, after suffering a heart attack on the evening of Tuesday, August 13. He was taken to a hospital that evening because of shortness of breath, and treated by Cardiologist Jason Song, MD, of Lenox Hill Hospital, who issued a statement:

Mr. Murphy was admitted for treatment of a myocardial infarction. 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.

Tuesday’s performance of Lion, and the remaining shows in Peter’s residency — including a night of Greatest Hits, Bauhaus songs, and two nights of tributes to David Bowie — are postponed to a later date, which is still to be determined. Ticketholders can have their tickets transferred to the corresponding rescheduled date (when it’s announced), or request a refund by emailing by 5PM EST on August 30, 2019.

Le Poisson Rouge writes, “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.”

Peter’s family also released a statement. They write, “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!”

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