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Opera Star Placido Domingo to Undergo Surgery

2/22/2010 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Placido DomingoPlacido Domingo -- opera star and member of "The Three Tenors" -- will undergo surgery later this week after suffering abdominal pains while performing in Tokyo.

Domingo's rep tells TMZ the singer decided to fly to New York from Tokyo for a physical, where his doctors determined he needed "medically recommended preventive surgery."

Domingo's rep did not describe the surgery further, but said he'll hopefully return to singing within six weeks.

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LH    

Magnificent Tenor! We love you and offer hope for your speedy recovery.

1674 days ago
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Aero    

In my thoughts and prayers... he makes my heart flutter with his beautiful voice, please don't take it away!!!!!!

1674 days ago
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Jessica    

Maybe the Japanese tried to kill him like they carelessly have attempted to kill many Americans with their faulty Toyotas.

1674 days ago
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GTLT    

Isn't just the two tenors now?

1674 days ago
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John    

Get well soon Placido.

1674 days ago

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