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Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy suffers heart attack


Peter Murphy, the frontman of English rock band Bauhaus, has suffered a heart attack.

The 60-year-old musician was rushed to New York City hospital when he started to complain of shortness of breath and, upon arrival to the hospital, Murphy was quickly diagnosed with a myocardial infarction.

Cardiologist Jason Song releases an official statement in which he confirms that Murphy “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 added: “He is still in the hospital for continued monitoring of his condition.”

While the singer had a remaining few dates scheduled to perform as part of his residency at Poisson Rouge in New York City this month, those dates have been postponed. “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,” his family confirmed in a statement.

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