Ho Recovers After Pacemaker Surgery
Hawaiian singer DON HO is expected to be released from hospital by this weekend (begs23SEP06) after having a new pacemaker fitted. The much-loved TINY BUBBLES star, 76, who was admitted to an unidentified Hawaiian hospital last week (13SEP06), is recovering well from the complex surgery. He says, "The new pacemaker has two wires instead of one, one going into each chamber of my heart. "They also put in a kind of balloon deal to keep my heart pumping while they did the operation." No date has been given yet for the singer's return to his twice-a-week shows at the Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber hotel in Waikiki. Ho previously underwent a new heart treatment in Thailand which has not yet been approved in America. The December (05) procedure involved taking multiplying stem cells from his blood and injecting them into his heart with the aim of strengthening it.