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Opera star Measha Brueggergosman awaiting heart surgery in Calgary

Canadian Opera singer Measha Brueggergosman arrives at CBC's Toronto studios for the recording of the 'Canada for Haiti' benefit show on January 22, 2010. Canadian opera star Measha Brueggergosman said over the weekend that she was awaiting an emergency heart surgery, 10 years after surviving a similar procedure. On Saturday, the Fredericton-born signer shared in an emotional Facebook post that she was at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary awaiting double bypass surgery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

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