Beatles drumming legend Ringo Starr is reported to have undergone surgery on a shoulder injury.
Friends of the 63-year-old state he’s had an operation for bone spurs, which is a painful condition in which there’s abnormal bone growth on joints.
The operation took place in California and forced him to cancel a number of gigs by his All Starr band.
A source close to Starr said: “He was told this could be something to do with his drumming. He uses his arm much more than normal. It’s been hurting him for some time.
“He’s resting up now while undergoing physiotherapy and is determined this will not stop him playing in future. He’s well on the way to recovery.”