According to his wife Laure Anderson, Lou Reed is currently recovering from a liver transplant that saved his life.

Anderson spoke with The London Times about the surgery which took place in Cleveland last month:

"It's as serious as it gets. He was dying. You don't get it for fun. I don't think he'll ever totally recover from this, but he'll certainly be back to doing [things] in a few months. He's already working and doing t'ai chi. I'm very happy. It's a new life for him."

We wish him a speedy recovery. [via CoS]