Katherine Heigl undergoes neck surgery, receives two titanium disks


Katherine Heigl is “now bionic” after undergoing neck surgery to free her from “the most excruciating pain” she’s ever had.

The “Firefly Lane” star shared photos on Wednesday of her recovering in a neck brace, in a hospital bed with a bandage of her neck and an X-ray showing the new disks.

“Well…I am now bionic!! Two titanium disk now inhabit my neck and I can probably stand on my head for like hours…I’m not gonna try it just yet but give me a few months and I’ll blow your mind!!” Heigl joked in the caption.

Heigl, who didn’t share the cause of her injury, said surgeons inserted two titanium disks into her vertebrae that will provide her with a “new pain free lease on life!”

The “Grey’s Anatomy” alum, 42, thanked her doctors graciously for getting her through the surgery safe and sound.

@thebackdoctorapp thank you for treating me like a human being and giving me so much of your time and attention to help me truly understand what to expect and what all my options were. Thank you for your tremendous talent and expertise and for saving my neck!” she continued in the lengthy caption. “@cedarssinai in Marina del ray thank you for your incredible and compassionate care and attention!

“Heading into surgery and hospital stays is always a bit scary and you guys could not have made me feel more comfortable or taken care of! Thank you thank you thank you!! ❤️❤️❤️”

Heigl also wished her followers a happy St. Patrick’s Day and joked, “Clearly I’ve been blessed with the luck of the Irish today!”

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