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Barry Manilow undergoes surgery for hip muscle repair

12/13/2011 by Carollyn Nguyen

Barry Manilow has been entertaining and shaking his hips for years, but that has taken a toll on his body.

The 68-year-old entertainer was hospitalized Monday for surgery to remove fluid and repair torn muscles in his hips.

A spokesperson said Manilow plans to be in recovery for six weeks. He's set to perform in Chicago on Feb. 2, 2012.

Manilow just completed his 1,000th Las Vegas concert in a seven-year run at the Las Vegas Hilton and Paris Hotel.

Manilow has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide. He has received two Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards and one Tony Award.

He was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2002 and is best known for songs like "Could It Be Magic", "Mandy", "Can't Smile Without You" and "Copacabana (At the Copa)."

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