Peter Murphy Suffers Heart Attack, Forced to Postpone Le Poisson Rouge Dates In NYC

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One-time Bauhaus front man and goth legend Peter Murphy was rushed to a local New York City hospital last night, due to shortness of breath and was unable to perform his scheduled show at Le Poisson Rouge

Earlier today, it was revealed Murphy suffered a heart attack. 

Cardiologist Jason Song, MD of Lenox Hill Hospital treated Peter and 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.”

Murphy is physically unable to perform the remaining shows in the residency series, scheduled for August 15, 16, 18 and 19. These shows will be postponed to later dates to be determined.

Ticket buyers will have their tickets transferred to the corresponding rescheduled date OR can request a refund by emailing [email protected] by 5 p.m. on August 30.

Murphy’s family has issued the following statement: “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 also issued a statement: “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.”

Murphy’s residency included theme nights devoted to his solo albums Cascade, Dust, Ninth and Lion.  Among the postponed dates were nights performing his greatest solo hits, Bauhaus’ Mr. Moonlight and two evenings featuring a David Bowie tribute. 

Murphy has been a steady touring force, generally doing very well in the 750- to 1,500-capacity venue space. In the last three years, his shows have averaged 1,032 tickets sold for a gross of $38,150.