Opera singer, Placido Domingo, hospitalized for Covid-19
And the infamous Corona virus has infected another famous celebrity.
This time it is in the realm of classical music as Opera legend Placido Domingo has been confirmed to have been tested positive and hospitalized in Acapulco, Mexico, following complications related to Covid-19.
According to his spokesperson, the singer is doing well and is responding to treatment.
Placido encouraged his fans to wash their hands properly and to follow whatever guidelines and regulations that their respective local governments have put in place.
He says, "Together we can fight this virus and stop the current worldwide crisis, so we can hopefully return to our normal daily lives very soon."
The 79-year-old Spanish tenor actually resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera last year, after being accused of sexual harassment.
While Domingo denied all allegations initially, he later recanted his position and apologized after the American Guild of Musical Artists released a statement about the allegations following an independent investigation. The multi-awarded tenor apologized for his behavior and says that he has grown from this experience and that he understands why some women feared to come forward because of who he is. He adds, "While that was never my intention, no one should ever be made to feel that way. I am committed to affecting positive change in the opera industry so that no one else has to have that same experience. It is my fervent wish that the result will be a safer place to work for all in the opera industry, and I hope that my example moving forward will encourage others to follow." Domingo was part of the triumvirate of tenors known in the early 90's as The Three Tenors, consisting of himself, Spanish tenor Jose Carreras and the late but great Luciano Pavarotti.
The iconic 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.