Singer Annie Lennox Has Nerve Damage from Spine Surgery

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Annie Lennox is determined to get back to the gym in 2011 after surgery on her spine in 2008 left her with a limp and a lack of physical confidence.

The "Love is a Stranger" singer has battled back from the pain of nerve damage, but admits it has been a struggle at times - and she did fear she'd never have the courage to exercise in public again. She tells Woman & Home magazine,

My left leg was almost paralysed because of a condition called drop foot. I thought I was going to lose my foot. I absolutely didn't want to be disabled but it was a very real possibility. I had physio (therapy) but spent a long time limping.

"Slowly, the range of movements are coming back. I've never liked exercise, but I'll get there."