Placido Domingo Hospitalized With Pulmonary Embolism in Spain

Image: Placido Domingo Hospitalized With Pulmonary Embolism in Spain

Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 06:11 AM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Opera singer Placido Domingo, one of the celebrated Three Tenors,  has been hospitalized in Spain 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 hospitalized Placido Domingo's pulmonary embolism was caused by a blood clot, The Associated Press reported.

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

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.

It's not the first time Domingo has faced a serious medical condition.

Domingo returned to the stage just 45 days after undergoing colon cancer surgery in 2010 and has maintained a vigorous schedule and displayed an uncommon vitality at an age when most stars have stepped away from the spotlight.

He is the most visible opera singer in the world and has performed more than 140 roles, expanding his repertoire to include baritone roles in the past half-decade. The Three Tenors member – the others were the late Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras – also recently was named the new goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for his efforts in spreading classical music around the world.

In 2008, Domingo released an album inspired by the poetry of the late Pope John Paul II. The 12-song collection featured duets with his son, Placido Jr., and American gospel singer Vanessa Williams.

Domingo has canceled his five performances in Daniel Catan's "Il Postino," which were to begin July 17 at the Teatro Real in Madrid, as well as an appearance on July 21 at Plaza Mayor.

Editor's Note: Get the Navy SEALs Cap – Celebrate Our Heroes

Pavarotti, opera's biggest superstar of the late 20th century, died in September 2007 at 71. He was the son of a singing baker and became the king of the high C's.

Carreras, 66, particularly known for his performances in the operas of Verdi and Puccini, is still active.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Anthony Noto Oops: Twitter CFO's Private Tweet Goes Public

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 08:40 AM

Twitter's Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto was tripped up by one of his own tweets – about an upcoming deal – that w . . .

Cowardly Lion Costume From 'Wizard of Oz' Sells for $3M

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 08:03 AM

The iconic Cowardly Lion costume from the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" was sold for more than $3 million at auction in N . . .

2 FBI Agents Shot During Second Night of Ferguson Area Violence

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 07:38 AM

Though the incident was "not directly related" to racially charged unrest in and around nearby Ferguson, two FBI agents  . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved