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.
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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.
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Domingo canceled six dates in Madrid this month after being hospitalized Monday. Doctors said a blood clot caused the pulmonary embolism.
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Domingo has maintained an active schedule after recovering from colon cancer surgery in 2010.