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Lou Reed recovering after liver transplant
Manchester Guardian ^ | Friday 31 May 2013 | Ben Quinn

Posted on 05/31/2013 10:22:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Lou Reed, the US songwriter, poet and vocalist with the Velvet Underground, had a liver transplant last month, according to his wife, the musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson.

“It’s as serious as it gets. He was dying. You don’t get it for fun,” said Anderson, who added that her husband was now on the road to recovery following the life-saving surgery.

Reed, 71, canceled a number of concerts in April and had surgery in Cleveland rather than in his native New York due to what Anderson described as the “dysfunctional” hospitals in his home town. …

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Music/Entertainment; Science
KEYWORDS: cleveland; laurieanderson; livertransplant; loureed; newyork; newyorkcity; nychospitals; ohio

1 posted on 05/31/2013 10:22:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

bookmark


2 posted on 05/31/2013 10:23:16 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Olog-hai

Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson? I had no idea! Love that about the hospitals. Freud called it the reality principle.


3 posted on 05/31/2013 10:25:25 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Olog-hai

Best of luck, Mr. Reed. Back in the day he put on a hell of a show.


4 posted on 05/31/2013 10:30:35 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: dr_lew

I had the same reaction you did to Lou being married to Anderson. I wonder if she calls him “O Superman”?


5 posted on 05/31/2013 10:31:25 PM PDT by drew
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To: Olog-hai

6 posted on 05/31/2013 10:35:05 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: drew
Probably better that Lou ended up with Laurie than staying with “Rachel” . . .


7 posted on 05/31/2013 10:35:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I’ll never have another reason to post this on FR, so I better do it while I got the chance. This is better than the original IMO.

Laurie Anderson, O’ Superman Matt Mix Remaster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIDu3aWCdJo


8 posted on 05/31/2013 10:36:03 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: drew
I wonder if she calls him “O Superman”?

Maybe "Captain" ;-)

9 posted on 05/31/2013 10:36:06 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Olog-hai

Walk on the wild side is a great song, but livers don’t live long pickled.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUntj4z3v0w


10 posted on 05/31/2013 10:36:29 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Olog-hai
Heroin - Lou Reed (1974)
11 posted on 05/31/2013 10:49:50 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Olog-hai

I got a chance to meet Lou Reed on his promotional tour with John Cale for “Songs for Drella” the Andy Warhol tribute album.

The album is quite remarkable in its own right especially since Reed and Cale were seemingly estranged since their Velvets days.

I saw him perform at the Syria Mosque in the 80’s here and he put on a great show live. One of those artists that I’m happy to say I’ve seen while they were alive.

Despite his obvious liver abuse from the R&R lifestyle and age I’m glad to see he has a shot at more life.


12 posted on 05/31/2013 10:56:46 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Hoodat
Rock and Roll - Lou Reed (New York, 1983)

Sweet Jane - Lou Reed (New York, 1973)

13 posted on 05/31/2013 11:00:20 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Olog-hai

As a transplant recipient I am happy for Lou Reed but how about acknowledging the donor or the donor’s families loss. There are liver transplants that can be done with living donors but she sounds cold,

“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.”

No compassion for the donor or the family. Maybe, it was an exerpt of the interview.


14 posted on 05/31/2013 11:38:15 PM PDT by politicalamity
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To: Olog-hai

Lou Reed has been on Rudy Giuliani’s case longer than FreeRepublic:

From “Sick of You”

“My arms and legs are shrunk the food all has lumps
They discovered some animal no one’s ever seen
It was an inside trader eating a rubber tire
After running over rudy giuliani

They say the president’s dead but no one can find his head
It’s been missing now for weeks
But no one noticed it he had seemed so fit
And I’m sick of it

I’m sick of you
I’m so sick of you, bye, bye, bye”


15 posted on 05/31/2013 11:43:18 PM PDT by ziravan (Choose sides.)
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To: Olog-hai

Is Lou a Hep Cat?


16 posted on 05/31/2013 11:51:41 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Olog-hai

Didn’t Lou break a leg or ankle in Cleveland several years ago?


17 posted on 06/01/2013 12:14:00 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Argus
Don’t think he’s too big on jazz (this is the kind of stuff he started out playing), but he did use heroin and did catch hepatitis.
18 posted on 06/01/2013 12:14:39 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai; Argus

Well, I’ll have to take that back as far as jazz goes . . . apparently he was inspired by Ornette Coleman, the free-jazz saxophonist. Even worked with Coleman on “The Raven”.


19 posted on 06/01/2013 12:24:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Lurker

Intro/Sweet Jane


20 posted on 06/01/2013 12:40:23 AM PDT by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: Olog-hai

Is there an age limit where people are no longer eligible for transplants? Or is it all based on money and fame and political acumen?


21 posted on 06/01/2013 3:05:48 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Olog-hai

I discovered the Velvet Underground in the 80’s and loved them. For some strange reason I also adore his album “Berlin”

Ger well Mr. Reed.


22 posted on 06/01/2013 4:46:01 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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To: Gefn
New York is one rockin' album with some terrific guitar work.
23 posted on 06/01/2013 4:52:51 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: dr_lew

I didn’t now they were married either. Get well soon Lou!

I’d say something about the pow- pow-power of positive drinking, but that seems wrong.


24 posted on 06/01/2013 5:04:28 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Olog-hai

71? A liver transplant? What younger person who didn’t drink themselves into the need for one, went without?


25 posted on 06/01/2013 5:32:27 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Usagi_yo

I had an aunt in her sixties who needed a lung transplant (didn’t smoke) & couldn’t get one because she was “too old”. Needless to say, she died.


26 posted on 06/01/2013 5:36:34 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Hoodat

Great, um, song. Not that I have any idea how accurately it represents the experience.

No way. And if I did, it was a long, long time ago. But I don’t.


27 posted on 06/01/2013 5:40:32 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Olog-hai
Laurie Anderson was a looker back in the day...but showing her age these daze...


28 posted on 06/01/2013 5:45:45 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Olog-hai
Reed, 71, canceled a number of concerts in April and had surgery in Cleveland rather than in his native New York due to what Anderson described as the “dysfunctional” hospitals in his home town...

I wonder if he used the Cleveland Clinic. People with the means fly there for heart surgery, too.

29 posted on 06/01/2013 5:49:04 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: politicalamity

My oldest brother had a liver transplant in 1989, he passed away 5 years ago and it wasn’t due to his liver. It’s not easy dealing with a new liver it changed his life forever but it can be done. Prayers for a long healthy life!


30 posted on 06/01/2013 6:21:36 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Usagi_yo
Is there an age limit where people are no longer eligible for transplants? Or is it all based on money and fame and political acumen?

I assume that is a rhetorical question.

Of course being famous, rich or well-connected has it's advantages. Always has and always will. It's neither right or wrong but just the way of the world.

If you are just a 71-year-old regular Joe living on social security checks, you can forget about a liver transplant. So just cut back on the whiskey sours and blow the leftover money at the race track or the casino.

31 posted on 06/01/2013 7:14:22 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Califreak

Rock and Roll Animal, baby!


32 posted on 06/01/2013 7:28:33 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Olog-hai

Funny...I’m only a few years younger than Reed,David Crosby and others and I’ve never needed a liver transplant.The most exciting thing,medically speaking,that’s ever happened to me is having had a hip replacement.But then I’ve never done heroin...or coke...or guys.


33 posted on 06/01/2013 8:08:51 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Olog-hai

Did you know Lou Reed died today? He was a massive talent... may he rest in peace.


34 posted on 10/27/2013 11:35:37 AM PDT by GOPJ ( We've grown to trust MSM hatred. When the MSM hates one of us it's an endorsement.)
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To: beaversmom

Lou Reed died today - thought you might want to know... From your link:

‘Cause when love is gone, there’s always justice.
And when justive is gone, there’s always force.
And when force is gone, there’s always Mom. Hi Mom!

So hold me, Mom, in your long arms. So hold me,
Mom, in your long arms.
In your automatic arms. Your electronic arms.
In your arms.
So hold me, Mom, in your long arms.
Your petrochemical arms. Your military arms.
In your electronic arms.


35 posted on 10/27/2013 11:43:01 AM PDT by GOPJ ( We've grown to trust MSM hatred. When the MSM hates one of us it's an endorsement.)
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To: GOPJ

First heard it today from you. Dunno if it’s related to this liver transplant.


36 posted on 10/27/2013 7:17:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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