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Flash: Placido Domingo in hospital with pulmonary embolism

The tenor-turned-baritone, 72, was admitted to hospital last night in Madrid with a serious condition.domingo abu dhabiHis press representative says he has cancelled five performances in Daniel Catan’s Il Postino at the Teatro Real. He is expected to make a good recovery. We send him best wishes.

Domingo maintains a punishing schedule of singing, conducting and managing the Los Angeles Opera.

Here’s the Associated Press story:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opera singer Placido Domingo is in the hospital after suffering a blockage in an artery of the lungs.

Domingo’s representative says the 72-year-old is expected to make a full recovery but will have to miss several appearances scheduled for later this month. He was admitted to the hospital Monday in Madrid.

Doctors say the pulmonary embolism was caused by a blood clot.

The singer’s representative, Nancy Seltzer, says doctors have asked the Spanish tenor and conductor to rest for three to four weeks, but that healing time varies. His return to the stage will depend on how quickly he regains his strength.

Here is El Pais, with an on-the-spot report.

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  1. Joyce Oxfeld says:

    My favorite tenor. Please get well soon.

  2. mitzouko says:

    Age, his calling and his ambition take its toll. We hope he will be reasonable, we want him to be around
    for a long time still. What personality! What a career! Evviva Placido!

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