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Lou Reed has liver transplant

2013-06-01 19:52
 
London - Rock icon Lou Reed is recovering after a life-saving liver transplant in the US, according to an interview with his wife published on 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.

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.

"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 centres in the US - 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 cancelled a series of dates planned for April. His management didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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