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Hawaii's Jim Nabors to miss Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indianapolis Motor Speedway spokesman says heart surgery will prevent Jim Nabors from performing "Back Home Again in Indiana" at this year's Indianapolis 500.

Doug Boles says the 81-year-old Nabors will have surgery later this month.

Boles told The Indianapolis Star on Wednesday that a Speedway video crew is set to record Nabors singing the song in Hawaii next week for playback during the pre-race festivities. The race is scheduled for May 27.

Nabors began performing "Back Home Again in Indiana" in 1972 and since 1987 has performed it every year but one: He missed the 2007 race due to health reasons.

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