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Old 07-09-04, 11:53 AM   #1
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Bowie has emergency heart surgery


Bowie heart surgery


ROCK legend David Bowie is recovering after emergency heart surgery and hopes to return to the stage next month.

Bowie, 57, sought treatment in a German hospital on June 25 after complaining of a pinched nerve during a European concert tour.

He underwent an angioplasty operation for an acutely blocked artery and was able to leave the clinic earlier this week.

Bowie, a heavy smoker, is now convalescing at home in Los Angeles with his family and hopes to start work next month.

"I'm so pissed off because the last 10 months of this tour have been so . . . fantastic," Bowie said.

"Can't wait to be fully recovered and get back to work again. I tell you what, though, I won't be writing a song about this one."

Only two days before the surgery, Bowie was forced to cut short a concert in Prague after playing for an hour and telling fans he had pain in his shoulder.
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Old 07-09-04, 12:14 PM   #2
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Sad news. Glad he seems to be recovering and his spirits seem to be up. He's just one of those people that you think of as immortal. I certainly wish him the best.
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Old 07-09-04, 02:33 PM   #3
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What a great attitude. Hours after surgery, wanting to get back on tour because it had been going so well. I hope he can get back on tour. He's awesome in concert. (Hopefully no one throws more lollipops at his eyes)
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Old 07-09-04, 02:50 PM   #4
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Lordy! I just heard the news about the tour dates being canceled. Emergency heart surgery? Man alive, I am a Bowie fanatic, but i didn't know he was (still) a crazy smoker.

Hopefully he'll be up and running again. Still one of the best performers around.
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