Peter Murphy of Bauhaus has suffered a heart attack, a representative revealed in a statement. He was taken to a New York City hospital on Tuesday evening due to shortness of breath. Cardiologist Jason Song, MD of Lenox Hill Hospital said that while further details of Murphy’s condition could not be divulged, the singer had “stents placed in his right coronary artery and was started on medications to manage his heart condition.” Murphy is still being monitored in the hospital.
Murphy’s performances from August 15-16 and August 18-19 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City—the remaining dates of his residency—have been postponed to an undetermined future date. “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,” Murphy’s family said in a statement.
Prior to being hospitalized, Murphy recently gave an interview on SiriusXM’s “Feedback” on August 1, where he discussed the physical toll of doing a full-album live residency. “In a way it was [grueling], but there is a point where you go past the pain barrier,” he said. “I mean we’d already passed the pain barrier doing all those [Ruby Celebration Tour 2019] shows worldwide. ... But it did get tiring, to be honest.”
This article was originally published on August 14 at 5:41 p.m. Eastern. It was last updated on August 15 at 1:15 a.m. Eastern.
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