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.
Barry Manilow has put his Malibu house up for sale - again.
The 'Mandy' hitmaker has listed the property several times over the last three years and is this time requesting $6.9 million - just over half the original $12.6 million asking price.
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