Dame Shirley Recovering
Dame Shirley Bassey is in a Monaco hospital recovering from an emergency stomach surgery, according to her spokesman.
Paul Carey says the 71-year-old, who sang the themes to James Bond films "Goldfinger," "Diamonds Are Forever" and "Moonraker" and had hits including "Big Spender" and "History Repeating," was hospitalized with abdominal pains a week ago.
Carey said the Welsh-born singer, who was made a Dame in 1999, had "an emergency operation to relieve stomach complications, after complaining of abdominal pain."
She’s expected to recover in time for her performance at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert in Hyde Park in London next month.
Among her most recent gigs was one at last year’s Glastonbury festival, where she arrived in a helicopter and wore diamond-encrusted Wellington boots.