He is recovering in hospital...

Bauhaus founder Peter Murphy has suffered a heart attack.

The musician was in New York to perform a residency, with four nights confirmed at the Poisson Rouge venue.

Complaining of a shortness of breath on Tuesday night - August 12th - Peter Murphy was taken to hospital.

Cardiologist Jason Song, MD of Lenox Hill Hospital, explained that he could not divulge specifics of the musician's condition, but explained that the Bauhaus founder had “stents placed in his right coronary artery and was started on medications to manage his heart condition.”

Peter Murphy is recuperating in hospital, with all four New York shows being postponed to a later date.

A statement from his family reads: “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...”

More on this as it develops.

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