RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Singer Frank Sinatra underwent nearly two hours of surgery Sunday for a painful inflammation of the large intestine that forced him to cancel a nightclub engagement in Atlantic City, N.J., a spokesman said.
Sinatra, 70, flew to the Eisenhower Medical Center near his home here Saturday night after "the pain was too severe" for him to complete the four-day engagement, his publicist, Lee Solters, said.
After a series of tests and X-rays, doctors decided to perform surgery to correct the condition, Solters said. Hospital spokesman Cliff Brown said the operation lasted slightly less than two hours.
"All went well, and there were no complications," Brown said. "He is expected to be in the hospital seven to 10 days with a period of recovery at home after that."