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Lennox recovers from back surgery

Annie Lennox
A spasm left the star's foot numb

Singer Annie Lennox has undergone an operation on her spine following a back injury, the star's spokesman has said.

The former Eurythmics singer was forced to leave an Aids conference in Mexico early after suffering a back spasm.

The 53-year-old said she "felt a bit like Elizabeth Taylor" as she was wheeled off the plane in the UK.

Her spokesman said the surgery to release an impinged nerve went as planned, and the Aberdeen-born singer was now recovering at her London home.

Writing in an earlier blog posting before her operation, she said the spasm had left her in "more pain than I've ever experienced in my life".

It also made her left foot completely numb.

Lennox said she was now recovering in bed "with my left foot like a dead fish, freezing and numb".

The release of her forthcoming album, a retrospective of 14 songs due next month, has been postponed until next year.

She added: "Some of my plans and schemes have had to be put on hold, because there's not much I can do if I can't walk properly."

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