Gerry Marsden Has Heart Surgery

LONDON (AP) — Gerry Marsden of the 1960s band Gerry and the Pacemakers had triple bypass surgery Monday in his hometown of Liverpool.

Yvette Marsden said her 60-year-old father had been anxious before surgery at Liverpool's Cardio-thoracic Center where he checked in Sunday.

"We don't know how long he's going to have to stay in hospital for. The operation is supposed to be routine, so hopefully he'll be out soon," Yvette Marsden said.

The hospital said Marsden was recuperating in intensive care, but would not release his condition.

Marsden, who still tours with other '60s stars, had a string of hits including "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Ferry 'Cross the Mersey." He was made an MBE, or Member of the Order of British Empire, earlier this year.

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