Opera star Luciano Pavarotti has postponed two UK appearances because he is
still recovering after undergoing neck surgery last month (20MAR05).
The 69-year-old tenor was admitted to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York for
the "routine and regular" operation on two vertebrae.
Pavarotti's spokesperson Terri Robson says, "His doctors reported that he
recovered very quickly from his operation and have now advised that the second
and final stage of this procedure must take place at the beginning of June
"This situation requires that Pavarotti will, unfortunately, be forced to
move two planned UK concert dates during this period."
His 11 June concert in Reading has been rescheduled for 1 July 2006 and
the 9 July concert in Derbyshire will now take place on 8 July 2006.
The much-loved singer is currently in the throes of a glittering farewell
tour that has already seen him perform in South Africa, Mexico and the United