Lou Reed is recovering after undergoing a liver transplant, according to his wife Laurie Anderson.
The “Walk On The Wild Side” singer, who is known for his previous drug and alcohol issues, was in serious condition last month.
His wife said, “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.”
He was taken in to the Mayo Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio for the surgery.
The Velvet Underground star had axed five shows in April, which included two sets at California’s infamous Coachella music festival.
Lou’s wife said, “This is no longer an operation that is life threatening. They put (the new liver) in immediately and it stated working immediately.”
During his music career, Reed has been open about his drug and alcohol addicts. He even did a song called Heroin, where he sings, “Heroin, it’s my wife and my life.”
Laurie said, “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.”
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