On the evening of Tuesday August 13, 2019, Peter Murphy was rushed to a local New York City hospital due to shortness of breath and was unable to perform the evening’s scheduled concert at Le Poisson Rouge. Early Wednesday morning, we were informed that Peter had 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.
Sadly due to the nature of this health event, Peter is physically unable to perform the remaining shows in the residency series, scheduled for August 15th, 16th, 18th, and 19th. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 5PM EST on August 30, 2019.
Peter’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 has issued the following 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.
Follow Peter Murphy and Le Poisson Rouge online for further updates on the rescheduled shows.