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Singer Gott back home after further chemotherapy

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Prague, Dec 7 (CTK) – Czech popular pop singer Karel Gott, 76, has been released from a week-long stay in hospital where he underwent another dose of chemotherapy for a lymph node malignant tumorous disease known as Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, his spokeswoman Aneta Stolzova told CTK yesterday.
She said it will depend on the result of his controls how and when the treatment will continue.
“The controls continue and based on their results, the doctors will determine the course and timing of further treatment,” Stolzova said.
Gott returned to the General University Hospital in Prague on the last November Sunday, that is one day after he won the 40th Czech Nightingale top pop singer award.
Gott received the first doze of chemotherapy in November when he was hospitalised for three weeks. Afterwards, he was in home care for several days.
He did not heed doctors´recommendations and he came to the State Opera House in Prague to take over the Czech Nightingale award.
The disease was uncovered during urgent abdominal surgery in early November and doctors immediately started targeted oncological treatment in the General University Hospital.
In early December, Gott told the German daily Bild that he sometimes suffers from stomach and joints pain and that he has started to lose his hair.
He said the tumorous disease has not hit any organs and that doctors give him a 90 percent chance of surviving. But he said he cannot imagine singing again.
“But my doctors promised me that my voice as well as other life forces will be recovered. However, it will be a long way,” Gott told Bild.
Gott has kept at the top of domestic pop music for half a century and also has a number of fans abroad, mainly in Germany.
Former Czech president Vaclav Klaus decorated Gott with a state award for contribution to Czech culture in 2009.
Gott has two adult daughters by his former girl-friends. In January 2008 he married Ivana Machackova in Las Vegas. They have two daughters, born in 2006 and 2008.

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