He had a heart attack 10 years ago.Does anyone know exactly just what's up with Bowie's health? I've heard rumors about stuff which mentions his long absence before his most recent Next day album was really in part because of his health? Then I also heard just before The Next day album came out; Howard Stern while interviewing Courtney Love on his show, got to talking about live rock shows and different artists up there in age still touring like Mccartney. Howard who is a huge Bowie fan just casually mentioned as part of the conversation,something along the lines of,"what about Bowie he hasn't done anything in years,I wonder if he'll tour soon"? (This was of course just prior to The next day album coming out). Courtney Love then answered, "Well he can't tour because of whats going on with....oh ****, never mind I'll tell you off air". I've also heard other rumors alluding to Bowie having health problems which is why the reality tour is rumored to be his last one? I know he had that heart Surgery a few years back,but if I was to guess, I bet Bowie being a life long heavy chain smoker maybe battled some type of Cancer while he took the time in between his 2003 Reality album and 2013 Next Day album? Whatever is going on it seems like he doesn't want it in the press thats obvious.