Liam Hemsworth's wife Miley Cyrus attended the premiere in his stead, cheekily captioning a photo from the red carpet, "Play that sax you sexy f—"
Liam Hemsworth is on the mend — but not without a little ribbing from his colleagues.
Speaking to PEOPLE at the Los Angeles event (presented by Captain Morgan), costar Adam Devine said that the two have been texting back and forth, joking he has sent Hemsworth “a lot of inappropriate texts” about his condition.
“Poor guy. I know he’s in a lot of pain and it really sucks what he’s going through, ’cause I know that he would want to be here and he’s a really fun guy to have around, so I’m really bummed about it,” said Devine, 35.
Hemsworth — who also skipped out on the Grammys, Sunday — had his new wife Miley Cyrus attend the premiere on his behalf while he stayed home to recover from the kidney stones, PEOPLE previously confirmed.
A source close to the star told PEOPLE that although Hemsworth “was briefly hospitalized,” he is now “at home resting and will be fine.”
After she walked the carpet solo in a red Maison Valentino dress, the actress and singer explained on her social media accounts that her husband was not in attendance because it was “crucial” that he was focused on his health.
“So proud of my hunky hubby @liamhemsworth & his newest movie #IsntItRomantic ❤️” she wrote. “He unfortunately wasn’t able to attend due to health reasons … but he is recovering and taking this time to rest / heal.”
In a separate Instagram post, Cyrus, who was posed in front of a photo featuring Hemsworth playing saxophone, left a flirty message for her new husband.
“Getting sick blows. But so do I. Get well soon babe. I love you,” she wrote. “Play that sax you sexy f—. ❤️💋❤️💋❤️💋❤️💋❤️💋❤️”
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Hemsworth issued a statement on his Instagram account after the premiere, as well, where he apologized for missing the event and gave a sweet shout-out to his wife. Along with the message, he shared several photos of Cyrus, including one of her posing with Wilson, 38.
“Sorry I couldn’t make it to the @isntitromantic premier tonight guys. Been dealing with some pretty annoying health stuff the last couple days,” explained the Australian actor.
“Lucky I have the best girl in the world to represent for me! Thanks for the support babe!” Hemsworth added. “I hope everyone enjoys the movie! It’s a perfect Valentine’s Day flick so if ya ain’t got nothin better to do then go see it! Love to all!”
Isn’t It Romantic, also starring Priyanka Chopra, hits theaters Wednesday.