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Rumours of Bowie’s Poor Health Debunked by Producer Tony Viscont

Written by Marc Zanotti on January 14, 2013

Producer Tony Viscont, who worked on David Bowie’s upcoming album The Next Day, has said that Bowies apparent unwillingness to tour has nothing to do with the well-travelled musician’s health.

Speaking with Britain’s The Sunday Telegraph, Viscont put to rest any lingering speculation surrounding Bowie’s heart condition or suggestions that the recently turned 66-year-old singer is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

“People thought he was dying. He’s not dying any time soon, let me tell you,” Viscont informed The Sunday Telegraph. “He couldn’t have done two years of work if he was a sick man. He’s very healthy, he’s very fit. He had the heart operation and that’s it. He’s long since recovered from that.”

As noted by Spinner, Bowie underwent a heart operation after collapsing onstage while performing in Germany in 2004. In regards to the rumours of Alzheimer’s disease, Viscont says Bowie is as lucid as ever.

“He is as sharp as a tack. He is sharper than ever. This boy has not lost a single brain cell.”

For the moment we’ll have to take Viscont’s word for it. As reported by The Sunday Telegraph, Bowie is currently refusing to grant interviews, instead content to allow Viscont to speak on his behalf.

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