NEWS OF THE WORLD
Prince crippled by sexy dancing
By Georgina Dickinson
Pop legend Prince is having a secret HIP REPLACEMENT at the age of just 49—after being crippled by years of sexy dancing.
The pint-sized US star would develop a severe limp and have to use a WALKING STICK without surgery.
So he is booking himself into a private hospital. Aides are keeping his diary clear for two months to recover—but they're not letting on why he cannot work in that time.
During the two-hour op—more common for OAPs—the Purple Rain singer will have the ball and socket of his damaged hip taken out and titanium replacements cemented in.
A source said: "For months Prince has complained of pain every time he moves.
"He is totally crushed as he knows he will never be the same again."
News of the World GP Dr Hilary Jones said: "The op won't stop him dancing. But if he does anything too vigorous—for example the splits—the new joint may become displaced."