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Ailing Czech pop star Gott back in hospital

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Prague, Dec 1 (CTK) – Czech pop singer Karel Gott checked into hospital on Sunday evening again to resume his treatment of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Gott’s spokeswoman Aneta Stolzova told CTK Tuesday.

Gott returned to the General Teaching Hospital in Prague one day after he won the Czech Nightingale pop music contest.

Gott, 76, will now undergo another series of chemotherapy sessions, the tabloid Blesk has written.

“At the moment, I do not know how long Gott will be hospitalised,” Stolzova said.

Gott underwent the first series of chemotherapy in November, when he spent three weeks in a hospital. Then he was recovering in home care.

Despite doctors’ recommendations, Gott attended the award-giving ceremony in the State Opera in Prague on Saturday to receive personally his 40th Czech Nightingale.

The disease was uncovered during urgent abdominal surgery in early November and doctors immediately started targeted oncological treatment.

Gott, who has stayed at the top of Czech pop music for half a century and also has a number of fans abroad, mainly in Germany (“die goldene Stimme aus Prag”), is the winner of 40 Golden or Czech Nightingale top pop singer prizes awarded in Czechoslovakia and in the Czech Republic.

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.

Due to the illness, Gott has cancelled his planned concerts.

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