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Visconti has spent time with Bowie working on his upcoming album, The Next Day, and insists that Bowie is in good health.
In an interview with Britain's The Sunday Telegraph newspaper, he says, "People thought he was dying. He's not dying any time soon, let me tell you ... He couldn't have done two years' work if he was a sick man. He's very healthy, he's very fit. He had the heart operation [in 2004, after collapsing on stage during a Germany concert] and that's it. He's long since recovered from that."
Visconti also denied that Bowie has Alzheimer's disease.
"He is as sharp as a tack," he says. "He is sharper than ever. This boy has not lost a single brain cell."
Although Visconti says Bowie won't do a full tour again, he said he does want to play live again.
"He doesn't want to tour any more," he shares. "He's had enough of it. But he hasn't ruled out that he might do a show."
Besides Bowie's album hitting March 12, Visconti hints that fans can expect another album as well.
"We recorded 29 titles," he says. "We have at least four finished songs that could start the next album. If all goes well, we will be back in the studio by the end of the year. He's back. Bowie has found out what he wants to do: He wants to make records. Nothing else."