The New York Times - July 10 2004

David Bowie Recovering

The British rock star David Bowie underwent an emergency medical procedure in late June for a blocked artery in his heart, his publicist said on Thursday.

Mr. Bowie, 57, sought treatment in a German hospital on June 25 after complaining of a pinched nerve during a European concert tour, the publicist, Mitch Schneider, said in a statement. Mr. Bowie had an angioplasty for an acutely blocked artery and is now recovering at home and hopes to resume work next month, Mr. Schneider said.

Two days before the procedure, Mr. Bowie cut short a concert in Prague after playing for an hour, telling fans he had nerve problems in his shoulder.