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Paul McCartney's wife to undergo pelvic surgery

Metal plates in her pelvis need to be replaced after her pregnancy
/ Source: The Associated Press

Paul McCartney’s wife, Heather, must undergo major pelvic surgery nearly two months after the birth of her baby, her spokeswoman said Friday.

Metal plates inserted in her pelvis following a road accident 11 years ago need to be replaced as a result of the pregnancy, spokeswoman Anya Noakes said.

Heather Mills McCartney, 36, had her first child, Beatrice, on Oct. 28. She gave birth by Caesarean section.

“The weight of the baby has caused the plates to come apart,” Noakes said. “She is feeling very uncomfortable.”

Mills McCartney’s pelvis was shattered and her left leg was severed below the knee when she was hit by a police vehicle in August 1993. The plates were inserted to hold her pelvis together.

Noakes said doctors wanted to operate on the former Beatle’s wife as soon as possible and were discussing various options.