Caitlyn Jenner is stepping into the new year with a new knee!
On Christmas Eve, the 72-year-old former Olympian revealed on Instagram via a candid post that she had undergone knee replacement surgery.
This long-overdue procedure occurred “11 days ago,” which was why the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” alum spent her Christmas in recovery.
Caitlyn Jenner Got A New Knee Just In Time For Christmas
The “I Am Cait” star shared a video taken from her hospital bed right before the knee operation.
In the clip, the TV personality told viewers that she was about to go under the knife to fix her bad knee, an operation she had been avoiding for “25 years.”
The “The Secrets of My Life” author finally found the courage to undergo this intensive treatment at 72, as she gushed about getting the operation. In her words:
“Yes, I’m getting my knee replaced. I’ve been putting this off for 25 years, and I’m finally going to do it today! I’ll try to keep you up-to-date on the way.”
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The Olympic gold medalist also gave fans a good view of her knee, which seemed to have received a motivational pre-op procedure as the word “yes” was scribbled above the former athlete’s knee in blank ink.
For those worried about the Teen Choice Award winner, Jenner appeared to be recovering well as she captioned the post with merry wishes by writing:
“Merry Christmas! This year I got a new knee. 11 days ago I had knee replacement surgery. I’ll keep you posted on my progress! Stay tuned. Enjoy your Christmas! Stay healthy and happy.”
The Former Decathlete Wasn’t On The Best Terms With Kris Jenner
Before her transition, the “Finding the Champion Within” author was married to Kris Jenner for 24 years. However, The Blast previously reported that the ex-spouses may have lost their longtime connection.
Caitlyn opened up about the former couple’s rocky relationship during her time on “Big Brother VIP” in Australia. The 72-year-old believed that the pair weren’t as close as they should be given their history.
The TV personality stated that she bore no hard feelings towards her ex-wife; however, the former athlete wanted them to have a better relationship for the sake of their children.
The matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner family was Caitlyn’s third wife, and their romance lasted from 1991-2015. Tension began rising between the dynamic duo following the release of the Olympian’s memoir in 2017.
During an episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” Kris addressed this issue with her daughters Khloe and Kim Kardashian.
The iconic momager stated that in “The Secrets of My Life” book, her ex-partner painted her out to be “a b***h and an a**hole,” which was far from the truth.
Aside from Caitlyn’s poor relationship with Kris, The Blast revealed that the former decathlete got dragged on social media after co-hosting “The View,” a famous talk show.
During her appearance on the show, the 72-year-old discussed her previous run for California Governor and confessed that she would love to compete again.
This confession launched a series of negative reactions on social media as trolls dragged the Republican for being a “moron and embarrassment to the LGBTQ community.”