After posting yesterday on carb intake and the risk for pancreatic cancer my eye caught this little blurb in the travel section of The Spectator. The article is about travel to Barbados.
When you think of Barbados, you think of celebrities. Tony Blair’s annual holidays in Sir Cliff Richard’s villa: high-profile Hello! weddings on the beach or the golf course, like that of Tiger Woods or Jemma Kidd and the future Duke of Wellington: the absorbing site of an enormous Luciano Pavarottti being gently decanted into the sea at Sandy Lane – whenever he stays at that most luxurious of hotels, he has an oven specially installed in his room so that he can cook pasta for all the family…[my italics]
Mr. Pavarotti was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer late last June and underwent surgery in July. Based on the papers I posted on yesterday, he has a number of risk factors: obesity, insulin resistance, and, at least according to The Spectator article and others I’ve read, an enormous appetite for carbs.
I am a huge opera fan and a huge fan or Mr. Pavarotti’s. I wish him the very best, but the odds are not with him. Despite his protestations to the contrary, I suspect we’ve seen the last of him as an entertainer. I hope I’m wrong.