Il Divo’s Carlos Marín, 53, ‘is placed in an induced coma in a Manchester hospital’ – after band postponed their UK tour until 2022 due to ‘illness’
- Singer under observation in intensive care unit at the Manchester Royal Hospital
- Mr Marín was admitted to hospital on December 8 after band’s tour postponed
- Il Divo said they had postponed remaining tour dates until 2022 due to ‘illness’
Il Divo star Carlos Marín has been placed in an induced coma in hospital – days after the band postponed its UK tour until 2022 due to ‘illness’.
The Spanish singer, 53, is said to be under strict observation after entering the intensive care unit at the Manchester Royal Hospital.
The singer has had his ‘oxygen compromised’ and is being intubated, according to a Spanish newspaper. His organs are said to be stable
No other details about his illness have been released and MailOnline has contacted a representative for comment.
Il Divo star Carlos Marín has been placed in an induced coma after being admitted to hospital
Mr Marin has been a star of Il Divo since its inception in 2003, and have sold over 30 million copies of their albums worldwide
It comes just days after Il Divo announced they’d postponed their remaining UK tour dates until 2022 due to ‘illness’
The news just days after Il Divo announced they’d postponed their remaining UK tour dates until 2022 due to ‘illness,’ though the group did not reveal any further details at the time.
Mr Marín was intubated after entering the hospital and while his organs are stable he remains in a serious condition, according to El Español.
His last Instagram post was shared on December 6, when he appeared in a promotional image alongside his bandmates David Miller, Sébastien Izambard, Urs Bühler to reveal two upcoming tour dates in Dallas and Florida and February 2022.
He was admitted to hospital just two days later on December 8.
On December 10, the band took to Twitter to reveal their remaining 2021 UK tour dates had been postponed.
They said: ‘Unfortunately, due to illness, the remaining dates for Il Divo’s December 2021 UK tour have been postponed until December 2022.
‘Il Divo are deeply sorry to their fans, but look forward to returning to the road in the new year and seeing you all in the run up to next Christmas.’
Il Divo – which means ‘star’ in Italian – had been scheduled to perform two festive European shows, one in Lisbon and another in La Coruña, and the latter show was recently postponed until July 15, 2022.
Baritone Marin has been a star of Il Divo since its inception in 2003, and have sold over 30 million copies of their albums worldwide.
The singer is reportedly under observation in intensive care in Manchester (pictured second left with L-R David Miller, Urs Buhler and Sebastien Izambard in 2019)
The group are also considered the pioneers of operatic pop, or ‘popera’, and their live concerts have sold more than two million tickets worldwide.
Il Divo was created by Simon Cowell after he decided to form a multinational quartet of classical singers inspired by opera group The Three Tenors, which included Pavarotti.
Last month a 72-year-old woman from Barcelona was convicted of coercion and fined €60 for sending Mr Marín explicit and threatening letters.
The woman – named only as Rosa – was also given a six-month restraining order preventing her from coming within 500metres of Mr Marín.
His lawyer filed an appeal against the lightness of her sentence, noting he’d had to change his ‘work and life habits’, The Olive Press reported.
The group are also considered the pioneers of operatic pop, or popera, and their live concerts have sold more than two million tickets worldwide (pictured in 2019)