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Billy Joel recovers from double hip replacement

Billy Joel
Image caption Billy Joel has been promoting the documentary film The Last Play at Shea

Singer Billy Joel is recovering from double hip-replacement surgery, his spokeswoman has said.

Claire Mercuri told People magazine that the 61-year-old pop star had both hips replaced last week to correct a congenital condition.

She said the Uptown Girl singer was "doing extremely well" after the operation, but did not comment on when he would return to work.

The Grammy Award-winner has sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

He has recently been promoting documentary film The Last Play at Shea, about his 2008 concerts of the same name.

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