Rabu, 02 Januari 2008

Paul McCartney had heart operation (AFP)

LONDON (AFP) - Beatles legend Paul McCartney has had a secret heart operation, media reports said Wednesday.

The 65-year-old underwent a coronary angioplasty, a procedure which opens up the arteries to allow greater blood-flow, after complaining of feeling unwell, said the Sun daily.

"Paul had been complaining about not feeling well and and saw a Harley Street specialist at the London clinic," an unidentified source told the tabloid newspaper.

"Tests were carried out and the decision was taken to operate. Paul had the angioplasty in a private hospital. It was all very routine but any work on your heart is a big deal," he added.

The Daily Telegraphs online edition reported that the operation was last autumn. McCartneys spokesman was not immediately reachable, but was cited by the Sun as saying it had been a "routine medical operation."

McCartney, who failed before Christmas to settle an acrimonious divorce from his estranged wife Heather Mills, recovered enough to appear in a televised New Years Eve show with Kylie Minogue.

"Luckily Paul is in very good shape. He does regular exercise and is fit. He eats well and does not carry any excess weight," the Sun cited a friend of McCartney as saying.

"He has always been in exceptional health, which is remarkable when you think of the rock and roll lifestyle he once had," the friend added.

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