British singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull hospitalized in Rhodes with broken hip

British singer and songwriter Marianne Faithfull has been hospitalized 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. [AFP]