CALGARY — Canadian opera star Measha Brueggergosman is awaiting heart surgery, 10 years after surviving a similar procedure.
The Fredericton-born, Nova Scotia-based singer said on Facebook that she was at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary awaiting double bypass surgery after waking up with severe chest pain.
Brueggergosman underwent successful open-heart surgery in June 2009 to repair a dissection in her aorta.
Brueggergosman shared her news Saturday in a post that expressed her grief over the recent death of her father, Sterling Gosman, a well-known pastor in Nova Scotia.
The famed soprano’s post shared her sadness over possibly missing her father’s funeral and being apart from her family in a time of grief, asking for prayers and support.
Evan Newman, a manager for Brueggergosman, said on Monday he believed the singer was still at the hospital awaiting her procedure.
The Canadian Press