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Marianne Faithfull hospitalised in Greece

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British singer and songwriter Marianne Faithfull has been hospitalised after falling and breaking her hip while on holiday in Greece.

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 said.

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.