Eddie Money Undergoes Heart Valve Procedure

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Eddie Money (Photo: Stewart Volland via AXS TV)

Classic rock singer Eddie Money announced May 28 that he would be having a heart valve procedure. His doctors recommended the minimally invasive procedure after Money, 70, began to experience shortness of breath. The doctors preferred the surgery be completed the previous week, however Money did not want to cancel his two scheduled Memorial Day weekend shows. The procedure took place while Money had a break in his concert dates.

On June 6, Money’s Facebook page offered a brief update:

The cast of Real Money

“The Money Family appreciates and is very grateful for the thoughts and prayers of Eddie’s friends and fans as he continues to recuperate from his heart valve procedure. He looks forward to getting back on the road very soon, but in the meantime, he hopes that you’ll all join him this Sunday watching one of his personal favorite episodes of Real Money on AXS TV when the Moneys head to Deadwood, South Dakota for some forced family fun!!”

On his social media platforms to share the initial news on May 28, Money wrote to his fans:

“Hey everyone – I will be undergoing a minor, minimally invasive heart valve surgery this week. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. I look forward to getting back on stage and rockin’ with you all!

Sincerely, the Money Man”

Money made his 28th consecutive Memorial Day Weekend appearance to kick off the DTE Energy Music Theatre’s 2019 summer concert season Saturday, May 25 in Detroit. He also performed at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino in Arizona, Sunday, May 26, where shortness of breath prevented him from being able to perform an encore at the end of the show.

Money is expected to be back out on the road performing in mid-June. He has a new album, Brand New Day, his first in 15 years, coming soon.

Watch the video for the title track

Born Edward Mahoney in New York, Money dropped out of the New York Police Academy in the ’70s to pursue a career in music. His biggest-ever hit came, a duet with Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes, “Take Me Home Tonight,” which reached #4 in 1986. He’s also well known for such hits as “Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Walk on Water,” among many others.

Related: Money is in our feature, Epic Songs of 1978

Eddie Money and his family are the focus of AXS TV’s reality series, Real Money, which is in its second season on Sunday nights at 8:30 p.m. ET. The series follows the daily lives of Money, his wife, and their five children, both at home and on the road.

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  1. Tim
    #1 Tim 28 May, 2019, 14:45

    Prayers for ya, Eddie!

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  2. Yvette
    #2 Yvette 29 May, 2019, 01:44

    Hi Eddie, got a Kick out of your Real Money Show. I Loved seeing you in Campbell, California a few years ago. I know You be Fine Re. Procedure. In my Prayers and looking forward to you back on Concert Tour Soon. Take Care…

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