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Pianist Joel expected to make full recovery

Friday 3 October 2003 @ 17:32 - GMT

According to reports we are receiving from the New York Daily News, singer, pianist and Elton duet partner Billy Joel shattered his wrist during a nasty spill last Saturday night at his Sag Harbor, L.I., home. Joel was inspecting some work his contractors have been doing, the newspaper reported on October 3, 2003. 

When he went to flip on the light switch near some stairs, he discovered - the hard way - that workmen had moved it. Joel was treated at Southampton Hospital, where he had five pins inserted into his wrist. "His doctor says he'll make a full recovery," said Joel's rep.

Joel still plans to appear at Andre Agassi's charity benefit in Vegas this weekend. He'll be singing - but not playing - with Elton.

Joel has partnered with Elton on ever-popular Face-To-Face Tours since 1994, principally in the USA.