The Final Curtain?

Earlier in this blog your humble scribe questioned the optimism of press statements surrounding the health of Luciano Pavarotti.

Less than a month later, he has given a much more fatalistic press interview. He acknowledges that "I can feel the tumor inside me", if he really can "feel" the tumour - literally, rather than metaphorically, then it suggests that the tumour is spreading rather fast. Pancreatic cancer is supposed to be hard to detect because the pancreas is surrounded by other, larger organs. If the tumour has spread to the other organs, then the outlook is very bleak.

His press agent's statement, confirming Pavarotti will be touring again in 2007, now look increasingly hollow.

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