LOS ANGELES (August 27, 2006)-- Barry Manilow’s pre-surgery routine included picking up an Emmy Sunday night. Monday he’s having hip surgery.
“This goes into the operating room with me tomorrow morning as a good-luck charm,” Manilow said as he hoisted the trophy for outstanding individual performance in a variety or music program.
Manilow, 60, had to cancel performances at the Las Vegas Hilton because of the painful cartilage tears in both hips.
But he was able to perform “Bandstand Boogie” for the Emmy audience.
Manilow’s recovery and rehabilitation is expected to take about eight weeks.