Montserrat Caballé suffers stroke

23 October 2012, 15:12

The Spanish opera star is recovering in hospital in Barcelona, after being flown home from Russia on Saturday.

Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballé suffered a minor stroke and broke her arm in Russia, causing her to be flown home to hospital in Barcelona. She is now recovering in intensive care in Sant Pau Hospital.

Caballé's minor stroke caused her to feel dizzy and fall over, breaking her upper arm. She has not lost consciousness since the stroke.

A hospital spokesman said: "She is conscious, talking and has not lost any of her faculties." Staff expect her to remain in hospital for the next five days, and she has cancelled her upcoming appearances.

The 79-year-old singer has no plans to take it easy over the coming years. She is booked for engagements until 2016.