Bowie angioplasty (no Who)

L. Bird pkeets at
Thu Jul 8 21:06:43 CDT 2004

It's too bad John Entwistle didn't have this much warning.

David Bowie Has Emergency Heart Surgery

LONDON - Musician David Bowie (news) underwent an emergency angioplasty to 
open a blocked heart artery in Germany and is recuperating, his spokesman 
said Friday.

Doctors discovered the blockage after the 57-year-old Bowie sought treatment 
after performing in the German town of Scheesel on June 25, according to the 
spokesman, Julian Stockton.

A pinched nerve was initially cited as the cause of shoulder pain that 
forced Bowie to shorten a June 23 performance in Prague and eventually to 
cancel the remainder of a European tour.

Stockton did not specify the date of the procedure but said it was after the 
June 25 show. Bowie left the clinic in Hamburg, Germany early this week and 
is now with his family in New York.

Stockton quoted Bowie as saying, "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."

The British Bowie, who was born David Jones (news), gained stardom with his 
groundbreaking 1972 album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust," following 
it up with albums including "Young Americans" a few years later and "Let's 
Dance" in 1983, another huge seller. His latest album "Reality" was the 
centerpiece of his tour.

He is married to the supermodel Iman.

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