Tenor Luciano Pavarotti has decided to extend his stay in the hospital a few more days, his wife said, saying the star feels “more tranquil” there and denying rumors that he had pneumonia. The opera luminary, who had surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2006, was hospitalized last week when a checkup revealed he had a fever. Doctors cleared him to go home yesterday.
Details on his condition were not disclosed, but he's in "wonderfully high spirits," his wife said. He plans to return to teaching and to resume work on a new album of sacred songs. Pavarotti, 71, was diagnosed with cancer last year in New York as he was about to resume a world tour. He hasn't made any public appearances since.