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Bassey leaves hospital after op

Shirley Bassey
Dame Shirley's best-known hits include Goldfinger and Big Spender

Dame Shirley Bassey has been discharged from hospital, where she was recovering from emergency surgery on her stomach.

The 71-year-old star was admitted to hospital in Monaco - where she lives - with abdominal pains in the middle of the night last week.

Bassey's spokesman, Paul Carey, said she was now at home "resting up and on the road to a full recovery".

The singer is due to perform at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert in Hyde Park, on 27 June.

Dame Shirley, whose famous hits include Big Spender and History Repeating, has enjoyed chart success since the late 1950s and sang the theme tunes to three James Bond films.

Among her most recent gigs was one at last year's Glastonbury festival, where she arrived in a helicopter and wore diamond-encrusted wellington boots.

Bassey was made a Dame in 1999.

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