Spanish opera legend Placido Domingo is determined to attend a gala in his honour at New York's Museo del Barrio in May (10), despite undergoing surgery for colon cancer earlier this month (Mar10).
The 69-year-old tenor went under the knife at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital to have a cancerous polyp removed from his colon.
He was released and is recovering at home in Barcelona, with his representative revealing the star is expected to make a full recovery.
And the singer's son Alvaro Domingo has insisted his father will be well and present at the bash at the Big Apple's Latino museum, where he will be presented with a lifetime artistic achievement award.
He tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "My father is proud to be honoured by such a wonderful Hispanic museum."
Gala hostess Yaz Hernandez adds, "Cipriani 42nd Street will be wall to wall with gorgeous Latinas."