Pop legend books into private hospital for treatment

Prince is said to be having a hip replacement operation after developing a limp.

The pop legend, 49, has reportedly booked himself into a private hospital after throwing one too many extravagant dance moves.

‘For months Prince has been complaining of pain every time he moves,’ a source tells the News of The World.

‘He’s totally crushed as he knows he will never be the same again.’

During the op – which is normally reserved for the elderly – he will have the ball and socket of his damaged hip taken out and titanium replacements cemented in.

Alison Adey