Joel Back On His Feet After Hip Surgery

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December 3, 2010 | 8:50pm EST

Rock legend Billy Joel is racing up the road to recovery – he’s back on his feet less than two weeks after undergoing a double hip replacement.
The Piano Man, 61, checked into a hospital in Long Island, New York on 20 November to fix a congenital hip ailment.

He recently returned home, where he is being nursed back to full health by his 28-year-old girlfriend Alexis Roderick.

And her love and care appears to have done wonders for the rocker’s recovery – friends of the star tell WENN he is in “good spirits” and is managing to get around with the help of two canes.