Wife: Lou Reed recovering after liver transplant | Inquirer Entertainment
Close  

Wife: Lou Reed recovering after liver transplant

/ 09:51 PM June 01, 2013

In this Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009 file photo, Lou Reed performs at the Lollapalooza music festival, in Chicago. Lou Reed’s wife says the rock icon is recovering after a life-saving liver transplant, according to an interview published Saturday, June 1, 2013, in a British newspaper. Laurie Anderson told the Times of London that Reed “was dying” before the operation in April at Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic. AP file photo

LONDON  — Rock icon Lou Reed is recovering after a life-saving liver transplant in the U.S., according to an interview with his wife published Saturday in a British newspaper.

Laurie Anderson told the Times of London that Reed “was dying” before the operation several weeks ago at Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic.

ADVERTISEMENT

She said 71-year-old Reed isn’t back to full strength, but “he’s already working and doing t’ai chi.

“I don’t think he’ll every totally recover from this, but he’ll certainly be back to doing (things) in a few months,” she said.

FEATURED STORIES

“I’m very happy. It’s a new life for him.”

Anderson, a musician and performance artist, praised the Cleveland facility — one of the leading transplant centers in the U.S. — and said hospitals in the couple’s hometown of New York were “dysfunctional.”

Reed, who has spoken of his past alcohol and drug use, co-founded influential 1960s group The Velvet Underground, whose songs included the addiction-themed “Heroin” and “I’m Waiting for the Man.”

Solo works include “Walk on the Wild Side” and “Perfect Day.”

Reed had earlier canceled a series of dates planned for April. His management didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Entertainment, Health, Laurie Anderson, liver transplant, Lou Reed, Music, news
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.