Carlos Marin from Il Divo is in an induced coma in Manchester

Opera singer


A member of the Spanish group Il Divo was hospitalized on December 8 and placed in an artificial coma. The concerts planned in Portugal have been postponed to July.

53-year-old Spanish singer Carlos Marin, a member of Il Divo, was placed in a medically induced coma in the intensive care unit at Royal Manchester Hospital in England on December 8.

El Español said on Wednesday the artist was intubated with low levels of oxygen, was in serious condition and under strict medical supervision. The illness from which Carlos Marin suffers is still unknown.

Marin was reportedly taken to hospital on December 8, the day after the band’s Yorkshire concert was canceled. Three days later, Il Divo officially announced the postponement of all scheduled shows until the end of the year.

The Il Divo quartet gave concerts scheduled in Portugal on Sunday, December 19, at the Altice Arena, in Lisbon; and on December 20 at Pavilhão Multiusos de Gondomar. Both have been postponed to 2022: July 23 in Gondomar, July 24 in Lisbon. The tickets remain valid and there is no need to exchange them.

The Il Divo project is made up of four opera singers of different nationalities: the Spanish Carlos Martin (53), the Swedish Urs Buehler (50), the American David Miller (48) and the French Sébastien Isambard (48). She is known for integrating opera and classical music with other musical genres. The group has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.