The rocker had an acutely blocked artery requiring emergency surgery...

David Bowie is recovering from emergency heart surgery.

The legendary singer, who pulled out of all of his tour dates in July because of a pinched nerve in his shoulder, was then diagnosed with an acutely blocked artery which required emergency surgery.

A statement reads: “British pop legend David Bowie underwent heart surgery in Germany last month prompting him to cancel his European tour. David Bowie sought medical treatment after performing at a festival in the north-western German town of Scheesel (June 25) reportedly for a pinched nerve in his shoulder. It was discovered that the 57-year old rocker had an acutely blocked artery requiring emergency surgery (the procedure is known as an angioplasty). “

David Bowie left the clinic earlier this week. He is now with his family, and will start working again next month.

He said: “I’m so pissed off because the last 10 months of this tour have been so fucking fantastic. Can’t wait to be fully recovered and get back to work again. I tell you what, though, I won’t be writing a song about this one.”

The singer was due to headline the T In The Park festival this weekend, and was also scheduled to play festivals in France, Belgium, Ireland, Spain and Switzerland.