© AP / Claude Nobs
Montreux Jazz founder in coma from ski fall
Jan. 7, 2013, 2:09 PM EST
GENEVA (AP) — The Montreux Jazz Festival says its founder and general
manager, Claude Nobs, has been hospitalized in a coma due to a cross-country
skiing injury over the holidays.
The summer music festival says Nobs, 76, fell while skiing and
underwent surgery at the university hospital in Lausanne, where he has remained
unconscious and requires further testing to determine how to proceed.
A statement Monday from the festival said its planning will continue with its
secretary general, Mathieu Jaton, assuming Nobs' responsibilities.
Swiss newspaper Le Matin reported that Nobs has been in a coma for two weeks
since the accident on Christmas Eve while he was cross-country skiing near
his home in the village of Caux, near Montreux, at the eastern end of Lake
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