Marianne Faithfull hospitalised in Greece with broken hip

AFP| Last Updated: Jun 02, 2014, 02:27 AM IST

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.