November 25, 2010 / 5:33 PM / 8 years ago

Billy Joel recovering from double hip replacement

Billy Joel performs in a file photo. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Billy Joel is recovering from a double hip replacement, his publicist said on Thursday.

“Billy Joel is doing extremely well following bilateral hip replacement and will be back at his Long Island (New York) home by the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend,” Joel’s publicist Claire Mercuri said in a statement.

Grammy Award-winner Joel, 61, is the singer of hit songs “Piano Man,” “My Life,” and “Just the Way You Are,” among others, and has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.

He released “Billy Joel: The Hits” last week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his first solo album.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; editing by Mohammad Zargham

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