Schlager singer Karel Gott hospitalized, undergoes abdominal surgery

Karel Gott, who is 76, has been hospitalized Sunday afternoon at Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague with acute abdomen. He had to undergo surgery on Tuesday.

Karel Gott

Archive photo of Karel Gott | Courtesy of David Sedlecký

Gott was rushed to the hospital Sunday afternoon by his wife. As of now, he is reportedly in stable condition and recovering after the surgery.

“Dear Karel’s supporters, my husband underwent a surgery yesterday at noon. His condition is stable and without complications. He thanks for all the beautiful and encouraging messages,” Ivana Gottova shared on Gott’s official facebook page Wednesday.

The performer, whose facebook page has been flooded with words of encouragement from his fans, had to cancel all his upcoming shows and concerts.

Gott suffered from a heart arrhythmia earlier this year, which turned out to have no connection to his current health problems.