David Bowie rubbishes Ziggy Stardust claims

January 29th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 29 (ANI): David Bowie has dismissed reports suggesting that hes to resurrect his Ziggy Stardust alter ego.

It was being alleged that the singer was to revive the character for this year’’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California.

But the 62-year-old’’s website has rubbished the rumours, insisting that the story was “poppycock”.

Bowie has been in semi-retirement since cutting short a 2004 world tour following a heart scare, reports the BBC.

It was alleged that the star would be performing his classic 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars in its entirety.

However, a statement on Bowie’’s website said: “I”m sure the majority of you saw this tale for what it was anyway - poppycock.

“However, we feel duty-bound to deny this particular story, lest members be fleeced of their hard-earned.”

Bowie retired his alter ego on stage in London in 1973. (ANI)

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