He had a heart attack in 2004 but I have not heard about recent illness. He has done some cameos in movies lately and seems to stay busy with wife Iman in the NY charity/social scene. Here is a recent picture of them:http://www.imnotobsessed.com/2011/04/29 ... r-rihanna/
Gotta love a man who holds his lady's purse for her!
He's always "Bowie" and handsome to me...but he does look like a 64 year old man now, as he should. I don't think he has had plastic surgery, and I'm glad, though I guess he does dye his hair now. He was not doing so for a while and that may have added to the frail/ill rumors.
At any rate, I can see him staging a Leonard-style tour, when he's 73...or hopefully sooner! The Thin White OLD Duke.
After all, who really thought this guy would jump and skip around onstage for 3 years? http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/macl-cover.JPG