Zubin Mehta has finished chemomain
The conductor, who is in Tel Aviv to open the Israel Philharmonic season tonight, has given details of the medical condition that has sidelined him for almost a year.
Initially described as a shoulder operation, it was cancerous tumour. ‘It was my first illness, except for meningitis at the age of six, I was always healthy,’ he told La Repubblica in Rome.
‘I was full of confidence in the doctors and my wife, Nancy, helped a lot, convincing me that the disease could be defeated, said Mehta, 82. ‘A medical team in Los Angeles says that my body is now clear of the tumour.’