Lou Reed Survives Life Saving Liver Transplant - Noise11.com
Lou Reed. photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Lou Reed. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Lou Reed Survives Life Saving Liver Transplant

by Paul Cashmere on June 1, 2013

in News

Rock legend Lou Reed is recovering after a liver transplant that, according to wife Laurie Anderson, saved his life.

Lou Reed. photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Lou Reed. photo by Ros O'Gorman

The 71-year Reed agreed to be admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio after rejecting New York hospitals because he claimed were “dysfunctional”.

Reed cancelled five dates in April including his Coachella appearance because of his condition. Anderson has now admitted that Reed had been placed on life-support.

Reed was given a new liver and Anderson said, “it started working immediately”.

She told The Times, ‘It’s as serious as it gets. He was dying. You don’t get it for fun. (It was) a big surgery which went very well.’

Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson have been together for 20 years and married for the past five.

The legendary Lou Reed was the guitarist, lead vocalist and main songwriter for The Velvet Underground. He kicked off his solo career with the iconic ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ in 1971. The song (and ‘Transformer’, the album it came from) was produced by David Bowie.

Performance artist Laurie Anderson achieved international success with her own hit ‘O Superman’ in 1981.

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Styx
Styx To Release First Album In 12 Years

Styx is going back to the high concept album on June 16 with the release of The Mission on Alpha Dog 2T/UMe.

10 hours ago
John Oates of Hall & Oates
John Oates And Bekka Bramlett Pay Tribute To Steve Forbett

Blue Rose Music has released the track I Blinked Once sung by John Oates and Bekka Bramlett from the upcoming album An American Troubadour: The Songs of Steve Forbert.

11 hours ago
Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com
Morris Day Pays Tribute To Prince VIDEO

Singer Morris Day has honored his close pal Prince with a new tribute song on the first anniversary of his death.

12 hours ago
David Crosby, A Day On The Green, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
David Crosby Has A War Of Words With Nutter Ted Nugent

As if we didn't have to worry about the Middle East and North Korea going ballistic, now we have the war between David Crosby and Ted Nugent.

13 hours ago
Pono
R.I.P. Pono, Neil Young Kills Off His Digital Player

Everyone who shelled out big bucks for Neil Young's high-resolution Pono audio player appears to have a new Toblerone-shaped paper weight.

14 hours ago
Cuba Gooding Sr
R.I.P. Cuba Gooding Sr of The Main Ingredient 1944-2017

Cuba Gooding, Sr., the lead singer of the group The Main Ingredient, was found dead in his car in Woodland Hills, CA on Thursday (April 20). He was 72.

2 days ago
Roger Waters, The Wall - image by Ros O'Gorman
Roger Waters Reveals Details Of First Album In 25 Years

Roger Waters' name is regularly in the news for his various projects so it's hard to believe that he hasn't released a new solo album in a quarter-century, but it's the truth. Waters' last studio set was 1992's Amused to Death.

3 days ago