Manilow Hip Operation Goes 'Swimmingly'
LATEST: Barry Manilow's hip surgery on Monday (28AUG06) has been declared a success, and the singer is already recovering at home. The Copacabana heart-throb had to cancel his final three shows at Nevada's Las Vegas Hilton to have torn cartilage in both of his hips repaired. The 60-year-old still appeared at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (27AUG06), and won the Best Individual Performance In A Variety Or Comedy award for BARRY MANILOW: MUSIC AND PASSION. Manilow promised to take the gong into the Southern California Hospital with him as a good-luck charm, and it appears to have worked - his publicist CAROL MARSHALL says his operation went "swimmingly". Manilow is expected to need up to two months to recover completely, before launching himself back into work.