By Mandi Bierly
Updated February 23, 2010 at 11:00 AM EST

Placido Domingo will undergo “preventative surgery” in New York City after suffering severe abdominal pain while performing in Tokyo last week, his publicist tells The New York Times. The 69-year-old tenor anticipates missing no more than six weeks of work. The rep declined to elaborate on the condition leading to the procedure. In addition to singing and conducting worldwide, Domingo is also general director of the Los Angeles Opera and the Washington National Opera. “Please know he’s not having brain surgery, and, knowing Placido, he will be working as they roll the gurney into surgery and again as he leaves recovery,” his rep said in an email to the Times.