David Bowie Optimistic Following Emergency Heart Surgery 
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Written by Diane Sherwin   
Friday, 09 July 2004

David Bowie, perhaps best known for his music and persona of Ziggy Stardust in the 70s, underwent emergency heart surgery for a blocked artery last month. He is now recovering and hopeful that he will return to work next month.

Bowie, currently 57, went to a German hospital on June 25 during his European tour, after complaining of a pinched nerve. Angioplasty was performed, and Bowie was released from the clinic this week. Currently he is recovering at home.

In a statement given, Bowie was frustrated to be derailed off his tour and is looking forward to getting back to work. On June 23, Bowie cut short a concert in Prague after only an hour. He told fans that he was having nerve problems in his shoulder.

The British Bowie has achieved enduring success in both the United Kingdom and America ever since his entrance as an artist in the 1970s. He has made an undeniable imprint on pop culture throughout his career.

David Bowie's latest contribution was the vocals to Lou Reed's song "Satellite of Love." Originally recorded in the 1970's, the song is being re-released in a four-track CD, entitled Satellite of Love 2004 which is slated for release on July 19th.

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