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Peter Murphy released a statement Friday saying he has fully recovered from his recent heart attack, and thanking the doctors who got him “up and running again” and credited his tour manager and assistant with being “directly instrumental in saving my life.”
Murphy, 62, suffered a heart attack on Aug. 13, in the middle of his 12-concert residency in New York City. Several shows were postponed, and haven’t been rescheduled yet, while Murphy was hospitalized at Lenox Hill Hospital. His doctor, Akshai Bhandary, released a statement Friday saying Murphy underwent surgery and received two stents to his right coronary artery. He is expected to make a full recovery.
In his own statement, Murphy declared himself recovered:
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, Murphy is asking fans to make a donation to the American Heart Association at tinyurl.com/peter-murphy-heart.
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