Music mogul Tommy Mottola is in hospital recovering from surgery to treat appendicitis.

The CASABLANCA RECORDS boss - who is married to Mexican actress and singer THALIA - was admitted to New York's WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER under a false name.

His spokesman Howard Rubenstein confirms Mottola, the former husband of Mariah Carey, underwent an "operation on his stomach" and is "doing fine".

07/01/2004 21:39