Monday, April 30, 2012

Masur Fractured Shoulder Blade in Paris Accident

Conductor Kurt Masur fractured his shoulder blade when he lost his balance and fell off the stage at a concert in Paris on Thursday night, his assistant said on Monday. He remains in Paris's Pompidou hospital and has canceled his scheduled concerts through June.

"A further scan of Maestro Masur's left shoulder has now indicated that his shoulder blade is indeed fractured," said Stefana Atlas, in a statement. Initial X-rays did not show any broken bones or other major injuries.

The statement added that doctors "are confident that he will make a full recovery" and return to conducting in September.  Read more