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Billy Joel Recovering From Double Hip-Replacement Surgery

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(Credit: AP)

(Credit: AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel is recovering from double hip-replacement surgery.

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

She says Joel, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer responsible for such hits as “Piano Man,” “Uptown Girl” and “New York State of
Mind,” is “doing extremely well.”

Joel toured this year and was recently promoting the documentary film “The Last Play at Shea.” There’s no word on when he plans to
perform on stage again.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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