Los Angeles: Model Naomi Campbell has reportedly been told that she may need surgery on her damaged hip.
"Naomi had to hobble in through the back door to avoid being pictured. She was openly telling other guests she may need a hip replacement. She said her injury was down to wear and tear. She even skipped the after-party because it looked like she was in a lot of pain," an eye-witness told The Sun newspaper, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The model has sparked concerns over her health in recent months after she was spotted using a wheelchair on various occasions and being assisted out of her friend and singer Madonna's house following a night out last week.
"It's become well known in the industry that she's been suffering. There have been a lot of whispers about what's wrong with her, given that she has even needed a wheelchair at certain points," a source said.
However, a close friend of Campbell's is adamant her injury has been brought on by her globe-trotting career and she'll be back to "normal" after some much needed rest.
"It is only a light injury, aggravated by travel, work and exercise. She is all good and will be out and about as normal over the next few days," the source added.