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Report: Pavarotti's Health Worsens

ROME (AP) -- Tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who has pancreatic cancer, was in "very serious" condition after his health deteriorated, the Italian news agency AGI reported Wednesday.

Without citing sources, AGI said Pavarotti was at home being cared for by doctors from the Modena hospital where he underwent two weeks of tests and treatment in August. A hospital spokesman, Alberto Greco, confirmed Pavarotti was at home but said he had no further information.

Calls and e-mails sent to Pavarotti's manager, Terri Robson, were not returned.

The 71-year-old Pavarotti, was released from the hospital Aug. 25, more than two weeks after he was admitted with a high fever. At the time, Robson denied Italian news reports that he had been treated for pneumonia.

The opera star had surgery for the cancer in July 2006 in a New York hospital.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease, though doctors said the surgery offered improved hopes for survival.

At the time of the operation, Pavarotti had been preparing to resume his farewell tour. He has made no public appearances since then.

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The Associated Press and CBS News contributed to this report.

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