Spanish singer Julio Iglesias gets back surgery in NY

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias gets back surgery in NY
Julio Iglesias
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NEW YORK - Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias is recovering after undergoing a "minor" back operation in New York, his record label said.

Iglesias, 71, has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and still performs shows around the world.

"Last week, Julio Iglesias had a minor medical intervention on his lower back, as part of a routine checkup in New York," said a statement Tuesday from Sony Music.

"Julio will return to all normal activities after taking the necessary rest recommended by doctors."

The singer received an honorary doctorate in music from Berklee College in Boston in May.

Julio's son, pop star Enrique Iglesias, also underwent surgery recently after he suffered injuries to his hand when he grabbed a camera-equipped drone on stage in Mexico.

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