We're thinking fondly of Andrew Lloyd Webber today as the Phantom of the Opera composer returned to the hospital last night.
A statement on his official website confirms the multiple Tony winner developed an infection following surgery relating to his battle with prostate cancer.
"He has been advised that while the operation was entirely successful, he has developed a postoperative 'chronic infection' which needs immediate treatment," it says. "He still hopes to be back at work in the New Year.
We're hoping he takes it slowly, gently and easy as he recuperates so he can be 100 percent when he goes back to work on the Phantom sequel, Love Never Dies. The curtains are set to rise in London on March 9, 2010, and in New York City on Nov. 11, 2010.
If musicals are your thing, have you seen the trailer for Nine yet?