Lou Reed Has Liver Transplant
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:42:29
Classic rock legend Lou Reed has undergone a liver transplant.
Reed, 71, had the operation in April. His wife Laurie Anderson revealed the news this weekend, saying, "It's as serious as it gets. He was dying. You don't get it for fun. I don't think he'll ever totally recover from this, but he'll certainly be back to doing (things) in a few months. He's already working and doing t'ai chi. I'm very happy. It's a new life for him."
Reed canceled several appearances, including two weekends at Coachella, to have the procedure, which took place in Cleveland, Ohio.
Anderson spoke about the process, saying, "You send out two planes – one for the donor, one for the recipient – at the same time. You bring the donor in live, you take him off life support. It's a technological feat. I was completely awestruck. I find certain things about technology truly, deeply inspiring."
So do we.
Get better soon, Lou! We hope you are feeling better.
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