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The legendary singer fractured her sacrum whilst on holiday

Marianne Faithfull cancels gigs after breaking her back

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Marianne Faithfull has cancelled a number of live shows after breaking her back.

The singer fractured her sacrum, which is at the base of the spine, last month whilst on holiday in the United States and is currently recovering at home in Paris, reports Spin.

In a statement, Faithfull wrote about a gig in Beirut that was set for this Saturday: "I broke my back in July and hoped and prayed I would be better enough to be able to do the performance on 17 August, although it's not very long, but my recovery was going well. Alas. I have never been to the Lebanon though I know it through books. It looks like one of the most beautiful places in the world."

Stateside shows in Chicago and New York which were booked for next month have also been pulled because of the injury.

Last year Marianne Faithfull co-curated an exhibition at Tate Liverpool, called Period Piece. Working with Darren Pih of the Albert Dock gallery as well as ex-husband John Dunbar - co-founder of London's Indica Gallery - Faithfull took inspiration from her life to choose the pieces on show. Artists and photographers featured in the exhibition included Francis Bacon, Balthus, William Blake, Marlene Dumas, Lucian Freud, Robert Mapplethorpe and Richard Hamilton.

Marianne Faithfull released her 19th solo album, 'Horses and High Heels' in 2011. Recorded in New Orleans, it featured guest appearances from Lou Reed and Wayne Kramer of the MC5.

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