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©AP / Claude Nobs
© AP / Claude Nobs
Montreux Jazz founder in coma from ski fall

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 Geneva.

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