Billy Joel Undergoes Double Hip Surgery Billy Joel got double hip surgery in Long Island, New York, last week, reports.

"He did them both at the same time," said the piano man's ex-wife, Christie Brinkley. "Billy said, 'If I do it one at a time I know I'll never go in for the other.'"

Joel was using a cane to help with his congenital hip ailment recently. With the surgery comes a plan to return to performing live.