Pavarotti's condition deteriorates, Italian news agencies report

Tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who has pancreatic cancer, was in "very serious" condition after his health deteriorated, the Italian news agencies ANSA and AGI reported Wednesday. Citing medical sources, ANSA said the 71-year-old Pavarotti was believed to have lost consciousness for brief moments in recent days. The singer has been at home, being cared for by doctors, since he was released Aug. 25 from the Modena hospital after two weeks of tests and treatment. AGI said Pavarotti was in "very serious condition." It did not name its sources. Modena hospital spokesman Alberto Greco confirmed Pavarotti was at home, but said he had no further information.