We are saddened to report that Peter Murphy, the goth rock icon was rushed to a local New York City hospital last night (13th) as he was unable to perform at his scheduled residency show at Le Poisson Rouge. Earlier this morning, it’s been confirmed that the Bauhaus legend had suffered a heart attack.
Over the last several weeks of his residency, many of our metal-loving friends have expressed their enthusiasm about the shows, and the goth of Bauhaus as well as his solo career tapped into the darkness that metal shares. And sadly, the rest of his scheduled shows, which includes August 15th, 16th, 18th, and 19th, have been postponed. Later dates are to be determined. Ticket buyers will have their tickets transferred to the corresponding rescheduled date or can request a refund by contacting the venue by 5PM EST on August 30th.
Cardiologist Jason Song, MD of Lenox Hill Hospital has issued the following 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.”
Peter’s family shared the following message:
“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 added:
“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.”
We hope Peter has a safe recovery.