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    Tenor Salvatore Licitra, who is in intensive care after an accident on a Vespa, wasn't wearing a helmet and suffered serious cranial injuries.

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    Let's hope the poor guy gets through it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    Tenor Salvatore Licitra, who is in intensive care after an accident on a Vespa, wasn't wearing a helmet and suffered serious cranial injuries.

    More here

    Let's hope the poor guy gets through it.
    Dear God . . . and right on the heels of the news about JK's pending surgery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    Tenor Salvatore Licitra, who is in intensive care after an accident on a Vespa, wasn't wearing a helmet and suffered serious cranial injuries.

    More here

    Let's hope the poor guy gets through it.
    It's likely he had a cerebral hemorrhage right before crashing his scooter. Not a good prognosis - in a coma and with pulmonary complications.
    Natalie

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    Oh wow, this is too bad!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Default Salvatore Licitra - Road Accident- seriously injured

    One of the best tenors of his generation, let's hope he recovers! Let's keep him in our thoughts; and please , please wear a helmet if/when you ride a motorcycle... (apparently he was not wearing one)

    http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddi...-accident.html

    The Associated Press reports that the star tenor is still in a coma, and that his lungs have suffered considerably.

    Last edited by BalloinMaschera; Aug-31-2011 at 10:54.

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    And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why you wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. I hope he´s OK, but I also think, ever so slightly, that it serves him right for not wearing a helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why you wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. I hope he´s OK, but I also think, ever so slightly, that it serves him right for not wearing a helmet.
    As I said here, he apparently suffered a cerebral hemorrhage before driving his Vespa into a wall, although of course his lack of helmet would aggravate the situation.

    Whatever the case, let's hope he makes it. Although even if he does, I would imagine that with brain injuries like that he would have to give up singing.
    Natalie

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    Sad news indeed. Am sure we all wish him well and our thoughts/prayers are with him tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    As I said here, he apparently suffered a cerebral hemorrhage before driving his Vespa into a wall, although of course his lack of helmet would aggravate the situation.

    Whatever the case, let's hope he makes it. Although even if he does, I would imagine that with brain injuries like that he would have to give up singing.
    Oh sorry Natalie; I didn't realize there had already been mention of the incident, already in another thread...

    In any case, (as of yesterday) according to AGI, Licitra underwent a bronchoscopy. A CAT scan of his chest revealed pulmonary (breathing) complications due to to the injuries suffered.

    A bronchoscopy involves the insertion of a tube into the bronchial airways above the lung, for the purpose of examining the damage to the lungs. Licitra's lungs were then cleaned.

    On Monday morning, Dr. Sergio Pinaudi informed the media that the singer is going through a period where things are uncertain, and the unexpected could happen.

    Apparently his condition, while still severe is thankfully stabilizing, but I'm now not sure if he remains in a coma.

    His girlfriend who was with him, was wearing a helmet, and survived, largely unscathed.

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    This is the latest Update on Salvatore Licitra's medical condition from his website: (August 31, 2011)


    Salvatore Licitra remains in Garibaldi Hospital in Catania, Italy, after his accident in traffic riding a scooter on August 27, 2011. Due to his severe head injuries surgery was necessary. The operation was successful. He is in a coma, however, in stable condition.

    As the hospital declared for today, no changes were reported regarding the health situation of Salvatore Licitra. In consideration of the symptoms the actual condition remains stable and unchanged (bulletin of the hospital on August 31, 2011 at 11:30 am).

    His doctor, dott. Sergio Pintaudi, previously indicated that Salvatore Licitra may have had a bleeding inside the brain, cerebral hemorrhage, immediately before the accident. This could have caused him to loose control of the vehicle.



    The website will be updated as soon as new information becomes available.

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    Thanks for keeping us up to date. Certainly praying for him and his family.

    The older I get, the more I realize, "you never know".

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    It seems like he lost the battle.

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    omg, without words. That's so sad ...

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    Terrible news. I remember a report a few years ago when he stumbled on a curb in New York and seriously injured an ankle -- and yet took time to greet and sign autographs for some fans who had come to see him. Such a kind person . . . and now this.

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    So sorry to hear this.

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