Bauhaus’ Peter Murphy Has Had a Heart Attack

His upcoming shows at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge have been postponed.

Last night, Peter Murphy, vocalist behind ’80s goth rock legends Bauhaus, was brought to a New York City hospital after finding himself unable to perform his set at Le Poisson Rouge. Today, it was confirmed that Murphy had suffered a heart attack. 

Le Poisson Rouge is a New York music and arts venue that has hosted everyone from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix. Murphy was doing a residency there this month, playing his solo albums in their entirety—beginning with 1986’s Should the World Fail to Fall Apart and ending with a greatest hits showcase of solo material and tributes to both Bauhaus and David Bowie.

Murphy will have to bow out of the remaining scheduled shows in the residency series, scheduled for both this week and next; but they will be postponed to later dates. Ticket buyers can also request refunds via by 5 p.m. EST on August 30.

“All of us at LPR are devastated by this news,” said Le Poisson Rouge in a statement. “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.”


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