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Luciano Pavarotti Released From Hospital

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Italian tenor Luciano PavarottiAP

Tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who has pancreatic cancer, was released from the hospital Saturday, two weeks after he was admitted with a high fever, the hospital said.

In a statement, the Modena hospital said the 71-year-old Pavarotti left his room at 6 a.m. for home, where it said he could continue his recovery while staying in close contact with his doctors.

Pavarotti was admitted to the hospital on Aug. 8 because of a high fever.

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.