By: Ane Taylor
Rocker Lou Reed may no longer be walking on the wild side but he lets fans know that he is still strong. On June 10, the legendary rocker posted a message confirming his surgery on his website.
Reed, who was suffering from hepatitis, underwent a liver transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, favored by his wife, Laurie Anderson.
“I would like to thank the Cleveland Clinic and all of you around the world who have lifted me with prayer and wishes of love,” he wrote. “Your support has buoyed me forever and I am deeply grateful. I am also really up and strong. Thanks to your spirits.”
This was the second message Reed posted. On June first he wrote “I am a triumph of modern medicine, physics and chemistry. I am bigger and stronger than ever.”
According to Cleveland.com, Anderson was also recently interviewed by the Times of London newspaper about the clinic, saying they have a great track record for transplants, particularly heart, liver and kidney transplants. She expressed her gratitude for their help during an especially difficult time in their lives.
"It's as serious as it gets," Anderson said in the Times interview. "He was dying. You don't get it for fun."
This isn’t the only good recent good news for Reed, however. The Velvet Underground singer recently settled the band’s lawsuit with the Andy Warhol Foundation over the rights to the band’s iconic banana design on their 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico.
We wish Reed the best and hope that he can make a full healthy recovery.
For more information on Read and to view his posts head to his official website.