Motocross legend Carey Hart was hospitalized after receiving a “lower spine disc replacement” and the famous rider decided to share images from inside the surgery!
The 46-year-old rider took to Instagram sharing images from his hospital bed, including a video of the first time he was able to walk, which was filmed by his famous wife, Pink.
“One down and one to go!!!!! Lower spine disc replacement was a success!!! up and out of bed and walking, just a few hours post-surgery. Been up 5 times since this. Special thank you to Dr. Bray who performed the surgery, and Layla who truly makes this all happen. The staff here is nothing short of amazing. I am very lucky to have this team to bolt me back together,” Hart captioned the footage.
See Inside Carey Hart’s Spine Disc Replacement Surgery!
He continued, “Can’t wait to come back stronger than ever, and kick-ass on my dirtbike in 2022.” The best part, Carey mentions riding his motorcycle in the video, and Pink very calmly responds, “Not going to happen.” It is great.
In the photos, you can see a bright blue stuffed sloth sitting next to Hart while he recovers in his bed. The motocross star describes the gift which came from his young son, Jameson. “My son Jameson had mama bring this sloth to keep me company while in the hospital,” he wrote.
Carey also thanked his famous wife, for nursing him back to health. “And a special thank you, to my amazing wife/nurse who has taken amazing care of me through all of this. I love you, baby,” Hart said.
Motocross Legend Thanks Wife, Pink, For Nursing Him Back To Health
He continued, “Thanks to all my friends for the well-wishes. Unfortunately the drugs I’m on, I can’t see my phone very well. I will respond when I can read again.”
Hart has previously opened up about the horrible back pain he has endured due to fracturing it in the past. In 2014, Carey described the situation to Rolling Stone, saying, “I had my spine fused nine weeks ago, the doctor thinks I compression-fractured my lower spine at least 10 to 12 times, so we had to go in and take care of it.”
Check Out X-Rays Of The Finished Job!
He continued, “I’ve been through some gnarly stuff, I’ve broken everything you could imagine, but recovering from this was brutal. I was just off my feet, laying down flat for 22 hours a day, in excruciating pain, because they elongated my spine.”
But, “I’m a half-inch taller now, which is cool,” he joked.
As for getting back on the motorcycle after such injuries and surgeries like the latest one, Hart explained, “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been laying in the dirt, something is broken, bone sticking out, just thinking ‘Why the f–k do I keep doing this?’ But you go to the hospital, you get stitched up, or bolted back together, and you go home and heal, and eventually, you start to forget the injury and start to miss your motorcycle.”