Pavarotti Surgery Successful

Luciano Pavarotti is resting comfortably following successful cancer surgery in New York. “The 70-year-old singer was preparing to leave New York last week to resume his farewell world concert tour in Britain when doctors discovered a malignant pancreatic mass.” Doctors were reportedly able to remove the entire mass during the procedure, but pancreatic cancer has one of the highest eventual fatality rates among cancers. Pavarotti plans to resume touring in 2007.