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Opera singer Placido Domingo hospitalized in Mexico with virus complications
Published Monday, March 30, 2020 1:54AM EDT
In this Aug. 26, 2014, file photo, Placido Domingo speaks at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Opera legend Placido Domingo has been hospitalized in Acapulco, Mexico, with complications related to coronavirus, according to the singer's spokesperson.
"He is doing well and is responding to treatment," Domingo's spokesperson said in a statement to CNN.
Domingo announced on his Facebook page last week that he had tested positive for the disease. He encouraged his fans to wash their hands and follow the guidelines and regulations that local governments have put in place.
"Together we can fight this virus and stop the current worldwide crisis, so we can hopefully return to our normal daily lives very soon," Domingo wrote.
The 79-year-old Spanish tenor resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera last year, after being accused of sexual harassment.
While Domingo denied all allegations, the Los Angeles Opera's independent investigation into 10 allegations of sexual harassment by Domingo were found to be credible earlier this month.
Domingo joins a growing list of celebrities that have tested positive for coronavirus, including Idris Elba, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, singer-songwriter John Prine, Kevin Durant and Daniel Dae Kim.