Marianne Faithfull hospitalised in Greece with broken hip
London: British singer and songwriter Marianne Faithfull has been hospitalised after falling and breaking her hip while on holiday in Greece, a surgeon said on Sunday.
The 67-year-old ex-lover of Rolling Stones` frontman, Mick Jagger, fell on Friday on the Eastern Aegean island of Rhodes.
"Mrs Faithfull fractured her hip as a result of a fall. She underwent a successful surgery. Tomorrow, we will try to help her get up and we assess she needs to stay in hospital for about a week", Alexandros Pittas, the orthopedic surgeon that operated on the singer told a news agency.
The pop and rock singer became a star in the sixties and seventies with the song `As Tears Go By`, the first ever written by Jagger and Keith Richards.
She has also dabbled in film and stage acting.
However, Faithfull`s five-decade career has often been overshadowed by drug abuse and a tumultuous personal life.
Health problems have also dogged the singer in recent years. She has suffered breast cancer, has Hepatitis C and in August 2013 was forced to cancel several shows after breaking a bone in her back.