Placido Domingo Leaves Hospital After Embolism

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 09:00 AM

MADRID (AP) -- Opera singer Placido Domingo says he has left a hospital in Madrid after spending five days there recovering from a lung artery blockage.

Domingo said "Going home" on his Twitter account, attaching a photograph dated Saturday of him opening a car door. Nicholas Marko, personal assistant to Domingo, confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday that the singer had left the hospital.

The tenor's son, Alvaro Domingo has said he expected his father to spend three weeks recuperating in Madrid following his release from hospital, and that the 72-year-old singer wasn't contemplating retirement.

Domingo canceled six dates in Madrid this month after being hospitalized Monday. Doctors said a blood clot caused the pulmonary embolism.

Domingo has maintained an active schedule after recovering from colon cancer surgery in 2010.

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Comments [3]

CIndy Legorreta from Union Square, NYC

Way to go, Maestro! You are simply the very best - for decades now, thrilling audiences with your vigorous, sublime operatic portrayals. Traveling the world to work with orchestras, new young artists, opera companies, giving master classes - the list never ends. My husband Ricardo and I are delighted to know you are 'back in the game'..and all of us look forward to many more years of watching you onstage, on screen, and in person. Bless you, Senor Domingo!

Jul. 20 2013 01:14 PM
Tommie Winslow from California

Everyone sends best wishes and want a speedy recovery for you ! You are admired by many ! .....Tommie Winslow

Jul. 14 2013 03:49 PM
Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richards Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

HOORAY, OLE !!! We are so happy that you are out of the hospital and, after your recuperation, that you'll be back to enthrall your audiences with your performances.

Jul. 14 2013 12:05 PM

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