Kobzon is in serious condition, said a source

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobanks Kobzon. Archival photoKobzon is in serious condition, said a source© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The first Deputy head of the Duma Committee on culture 80-year-old singer Iosif Kobzon is in serious but stable condition, reported RIA Novosti a source in the state Duma.

Earlier, several media reported about the hospitalization of the Deputy.

The spokesman also expressed confidence that Kobzon will be fine. «He is strong and always wins,» said the source.

The source said that Kobzon, who in 2005 was diagnosed with cancer, currently undergoing chemotherapy.

In June, the media reported on the hospitalization of the singer. According to the media, it was about the planned examination. Kobzon to comment on these reports did not. His sister later told RIA Novosti that it was nothing serious — it was only a viral infection.