Veteran crooner Barry Manilow is quitting his hit Las Vegas shows to undergo hip surgery. The COPACABANA hitmaker, 63, will take a break from his four-year residency at the Las Vegas Hilton while doctors repair the torn cartilage that has been troubling his performances. In all, the singer is expected to miss 20 shows, all of which will be rescheduled for next year (07). In a statement, Manilow's publicist CAROL MARSHALL confirms he will continue performing until his appearance at the Emmy Awards later this month (27AUG06).