PESARO, Italy, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Singer Luciano Pavarotti has turned to Italian faith healer Rita Cutolo to help him recover from pancreatic cancer surgery earlier this year.
Cutolo, who is renowned for the extraordinary heat said to emanate from her hands, has been visiting the 71-year-old singer's villa near Pesaro, Italy, for "regular sessions," the Times of London reported.
The 58-year-old healer receives up to 300 visitors a day at her community center and is said to heal people simply by placing her hands on them.
Cutolo said of Pavarotti, "My visits raised the maestro's spirits and gave him more energy."
Pavarotti was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July and had to cancel his farewell tour
Pavarotti told a newspaper: "I'm better. But I got out of bed only the other day and it's too early to go out. Apparently everything's going well. Now I have to fight to get my figure back."