Placido Domingo Health Update: Improvement Expected

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 08:00 PM

MADRID (AP) -- Opera singer Placido Domingo says he expects his health to improve soon, after he was admitted to a Madrid hospital with a blockage in an artery of the lungs.

Domingo has canceled six performances this month in the Spanish capital while he undergoes treatment.

The Three Tenors member said in a post Wednesday on his Facebook page, "I will be feeling much better soon."

He thanked fans for their support and said, "The saddest part of it all is being in my own city and unable to perform for Madrid's public."

The singer's representative, Nancy Seltzer, said Tuesday the 72-year-old is expected to make a full recovery after resting for at least three weeks.

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



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Comments [4]

THANA EDWARDS from Kingston, WA

I'm listening/watching Carmen AGAIN! My Polytimos Placido, How are you today? Let your fans know. And remember, the whole world is with you.

May. 26 2014 10:08 PM
Cindy Legorreta from Union Square, NY

Placido Domingo is without question a citizen of the planet, bringing his classical history and extraordinary musical gifts everywhere, touching our lives and leaving us richer for the visit. My husband and I are huge fans of this wonderful gentleman, for both his personal and, musical achievements. He truly inhabits the essence of the Spanish word 'gracioso', (which somehow means so much more when said in another language!). We wish him a full recovery and many, many more years of creativity, not only on the stages of the world, but in the warm circle of all who love and admire him, as we do!

Jul. 19 2013 04:34 PM
Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

In our day nowadays we hardly ever hear opera singers given a part to participate in major sports or historical events broadcast to large audiences. Let us remember that great singers like LAWRENCE TIBBETT sang on the HIT PARADE show on radio. Also, CARUSO sang Neapolitan and pop songs composed precisely for him and other songs which touched his heartstrings. MARIO LANZA , NELSON EDDY and JEANNETTE MACDONALD employed their operatic training and distinctive vocal timbres to the contemporary scene widening the audience for the classical market. As a Wagnerian heldentenor, I have sung and greatly enjoyed singing music by pop and classical composers and, as director of the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, I teach vocal production and coach the roles in Shakespeare plays and Wagner operas. If I may say so, that's quite a life.

Jul. 11 2013 04:08 PM
Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

It's on a happy note to hear from PLACIDO DOMINGO's friend and publicist that he is encouraged with the prospects for his early recovery, PLACIDO DOMINGO for all his talents as singer, conductor, administer, voice contest host and actor, his astonishing friendly relations with all and sundry is one of the rarest of achievements in this highly competitive world. His wide range of roles, and more roles than most singers, even more than NICOLAI GEDDA, is something spectacular considering also the high quality of his enterprises artistic and administrative. Be well soon and continue to thrill your audiences for many years to come !!!

Jul. 11 2013 05:34 AM

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