Tenor Luciano Pavarotti hospitalized in Modena

Opera star Luciano Pavarotti has been hospitalized for observation in his hometown of Modena, in northern Italy, hospital officials there said Thursday. Pavarotti, who has undergone surgery for pancreatic cancer last year, was brought to Modena's Polyclinic late Wednesday, said hospital spokesman Alberto Greco. Greco declined to give the reason the 71-year-old tenor was hospitalized, but local daily Il Resto del Carlino reported that it was pneumonia.