Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Flexes Biceps in Hospital After Surgery

Celebrity News Apr. 24, 2013 AT 10:10AM
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Flexes Biceps in Hospital After Surgery Credit: courtesy of Dwayne Johnson

Feeling better, are we? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson assured fans via Twitter that he's definitely on the mend -- and full of vim and vigor -- following his Monday, April 22 emergency hernia surgery. The next day, the actor and wrestler, 40, tweeted a photo from his hospital bed: Wearing a surgical cap and a Superman t-shirt, the movie star flexed his world-famous biceps and seemed to snarl triumphantly for the camera.

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"Surgery a success! Dr repaired 3 hernial tears (fun pain). Superman is on the mend.. #WeFallWeRise," he wrote of the Hulk-like snapshot. Johnson sustained the painful injury during his recent WrestleMania battle with John Cena, and shared some grisly pre-surgery details with his Twitter followers.

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"Saw my Dr who had to push my intestines back thru the tear in my abdomen. Kinda romantic."

The procedure meant that Johnson had to bow out last-minute for Monday's Hollywood premiere of his new flick Pain and Gain, in which he costars with another muscle-bound star, Mark Wahlberg.

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He first reported the excruciating-sounding injury via Twitter on April 8, one day after the bout with Cena. "In the middle of last night's Wrestlemania match I tore my abdomen & abductor muscles off the bone. Just part of the job."

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