Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Emergency Surgery a Success
On the mend? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is healing Superman-fast after emergency surgery.
Wearing a Superman shirt, the Pain & Gain star Tweeted a photo of himself in his hospital bed after having surgery Monday to repair torn abductor and abdomen muscles suffered in his WWE Champion title fight against winner John Cena.
“Surgery a success! Dr. repaired 3 hernial tears (fun pain). Superman is on the mend,” Johnson wrote.
The April 7 match, watched by 80,000 people at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, was apparently tough on the action star, 40. The operation caused Johnson to miss the Pain & Gain premiere in Los Angeles where director Michael Bay issued his well-wishes from the red carpet.
“Dwayne’s hurt tonight. He was pushing it too hard. [He] needs to grow up and stop wrestling 300-pound men,” Bay joked to E! News.
Johnson had announced the trip to the hospital to his fans on Sunday with typical “Rock” aplomb. “Saw my Dr. who had to push my intestines back through the tear in my abdomen. Kinda romantic. #Bringiton,” he wrote.
Pain & Gain opens April 26 and costars Mark Wahlberg.