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- Posted on Dec 12th 2011 6:07PM by Cameron Matthews
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Legendary crooner Barry Manilow is undergoing surgery to repair torn leg muscles and fix a nasty case of bursitis in his hips. The 68-year-old singer told People, "That's what you get when you jump around to 'Copacabana' for 30 years! Wish me luck!"
This isn't the first time Manilow, who recently wrapped his 1,000th show at the Las Vegas Hilton, has battled medical problems. He told Spinner back in June 2011 about a procedure to remove benign tumors from his mouth that made it very difficult to sing. "It was touch and go for a while there," he said. "They patched me up, but for a couple of years, I nearly spit those two front teeth at the audience. I had a big cyst up there, and they had to remove a piece of my palette. It was a rough patch, but I'm all better now."
Manilow has also appeared on daytime show 'The Doctors' to discuss his heart condition, atrial fibrillation, which he has lived with for 15 years. The singer is taking six weeks off to mend after the bursitis procedure and is scheduled to hit the stage once again on Feb. 2 at the Chicago Theater. Get well soon, Barry!