Spanish soprano suffers minor stroke

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By CIARAN GILES, Associated Press

MADRID (AP) — An official says Spanish opera star Montserrat Caballe has been hospitalized in Barcelona after suffering a minor stroke while visiting Russia recently.

A Sant Pau hospital spokesman said Tuesday that the 79-year-old soprano has been in intensive care since arriving from Russia on Saturday. He said she was responding favorably to treatment and has not lost consciousness or suffered paralysis.

But the official said Caballe had fallen during the stroke and broken an arm.

He said she would remain in the hospital for at least a week.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with hospital rules.

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