Composer's treatment for infection to last 2-3 days

Andrew Lloyd Webber has been re-admitted to a London hospital following an earlier operation to treat prostate cancer.

“He has been advised that while the operation was entirely successful, he has developed a post-operative ‘chronic infection’ which needs immediate treatment,” according to a statement on Webber’s website.

The composer-producer is reportedly expected to remain in the hospital for two or three days, with the Internet statement adding that he still aims to return to work at the beginning of 2010.

Webber has been grappling with prostate cancer, diagnosed in its early stages last month, just as his latest musical, a sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera” called “Love Never Dies,” preps to go into production.

Rehearsals for the show’s West End preem remain set to begin in early January, with a March opening to be following by a subsequent Broadway production opening in November 2010.

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