Barry Manilow started smoking at the age of nine.
The 'Copacabana' singer gave up the habit 20 years ago after beginning at an early age in the tough New York neighbourhood he grew up in.
Barry Manilow has finally recovered from his hip operation and insists he is ''back and much better''.
The 68-year-old singer blames ''years of jumping around to 'Copacabana' for the painful bursitis and torn leg muscles he suffered last December.
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