Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dwayne Johnson tweets: 'Superman is on the mend' after emergency surgery

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson didn't let a little thing like surgery for three hernial tears keep him from getting into graphic detail about the procedure and — of course — flexing his guns.

Wearing a shower cap and Superman t-shirt while recovering from the emergency operation, the 40-year-old WWE star tweeted from his hospital bed: "Surgery a success! Dr repaired 3 hernial tears (fun pain). Superman is on the mend.. #WeFallWeRise."

Johnson underwent the emergency hernia operation on Monday to repair injuries he sustained during a WWE match with John Cena earlier this month.  The abdominal surgery forced him to miss the Hollywood premiere of his new movie, which is ironically entitled Pain & Gain

Pain & Gain director Michael Bay apologized for his star's absence. "Dwayne's hurt tonight. He was pushing it too hard," joked the blockbuster filmmaker. "He needs to grow up and stop wrestling 300-pound men."

The Rock tweeted some graphic details before the surgery too.

"Saw my Dr who had to push my intestines back thru the tear in my abdomen. Kinda romantic. Surgery is next week. #BringItOn," he wrote.

According to, Johnson injured his midsection during a match with Cena on April 7, during a WWE Title defence match for WrestleMania 29.

"In the middle of last night's Wrestlemania match I tore my abdomen & abductor muscles off the bone.," he tweeted. "Just part of the job."

On April 13, The Rock explained: "Drs & I elected not to reattach tendons to my pelvis. They'll just scar up."

Now wonder this guy's got so many fans in the theaters and outside the ring.

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