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David Crosby Has Heart Surgery, Postpones West Hollywood Shows

“I'm sorry to have to move the dates, but I promise the music will be good when we do play them,” he says.

David Crosby (left) underwent heart surgery last week, forcing him to postpone his West Hollywood shows next week.
David Crosby (left) underwent heart surgery last week, forcing him to postpone his West Hollywood shows next week.

Rock stalwart David Crosby, 72, today announced he underwent heart surgery last week, and he rescheduled pending sold-out shows in West Hollywood into April.

A spokesman for the dual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member -- once with the Byrds, once with Crosby, Stills and Nash -- said Crosby is recovering from a cardiac catheterization.

A routine stress test found his left anterior coronary artery had been 90 percent blocked, and two stents were placed to provide blood flow to his heart muscle, said his publicist, Michael Jensen.

Crosby is expected to have a full recovery, and did not have a heart attack, Jensen said.

“I am very glad that I listened to my doctors and my family. It seems I am once again a very lucky man,” Crosby said in a statement.

In 1994, a nearly-destitute Crosby had life-saving liver transplant paid for Phil Collins. He turned his life around and was scheduled for concerts in San Francisco starting Feb. 20, and at the Troubador in West Hollywood on Feb. 23, 24 and 25, his publicist said.

The L.A. concerts will be moved to unspecified dates in April, and the San Francisco dates will now be April 20 and 21.

“I'm sorry to have to move the dates, but I promise the music will be good when we do play them,” Crosby said via his publicist.

Crosby said he will be able to perform with his supergroup, Crosby, Stills and Nash, when its 2014 tour kicks off in Richmond, Va., on March 4.

--City News Service

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