P!nk’s husband, Carey Hart, is sharing a new update with folks since undergoing neck surgery. The former professional motocross racer, 47, who recently had to fuse vertebrae in his neck, has been keeping a postoperative video diary, updating his status daily with his more than 1 million Instagram followers.
And, by the looks of it, it seems he is enjoying a smooth recovery. He is back on his feet following his operation.
In his latest post, which includes the caption, “Day 2 post op update 👍👍,” Hart is seen walking outdoors. He tells his fans that he has been on the mend and doing well since leaving the hospital bed at the DISC Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach, Calif.
“I’m out for my first walk of the day, getting a little 10-15 minuter. Trying to sweat some of this anesthesia out of me,” Hart says. “But, day 2 post-op. I’m doing pretty good. If I didn’t have this brutally sore throat from them having to move my esophagus around, doing my fusion, it wouldn’t be too bad. But it is what it is. My neck is feeling good. Some slight movement. I’m doing my shoulder shrugs.”
Hart, who has had various surgeries throughout his life due to his sport, also gave fans some insight as to why he had to have the procedure done in the first place.
“I’ve had a few people ask me about why I got it fused… I had a disc replacement last year,” he explained. “And, come to find out – which at the time we knew – it was my vertebrae that was bad. The disc was shot. But there was a chance the vertebrae was bad as well. It ended up being the vertebrae that caused the new disc to slip. So Dr. Bray had to go in and take out the replacement disc, which I have… And fuse that joint, so that is why I have a fusion versus a disc replacement. But, so far, all is good… I’m staying off my feet, other than two or three walks a day, to get the blood pumping. And, all is good.”
On Friday (Dec. 2), Hart shared a video from the hospital, letting fans know he was “ready to cruise out of here” following a successful surgery.
“Well, 24 hours after I checked in, I’m ready to cruise out of here,” the athlete says in the clip, uploaded to Instagram. “I’m on my own two feet, as you see. The little battle wound where they went in to do my fusion in my neck. But I’m feeling great. Been up on my feet 10-15 times in the last, I don’t know, 18 hours since my surgery. Ready to roll home, make myself a cup of coffee. So yeah, not bad. Not bad at all.”
“No medication through the night,” he added. “I had a Valium and Percocet before bed and nothing through the night. Woke up, did my walks, my shoulder shrugs, can move my head a little bit, and take it nice and easy but stoked. Thanks for all the well-wishes from my post yesterday, and I’ll keep you posted on my recovery. Have a good day.”
In the caption, alongside the post, Hart thanked his doctors “for the neck tune-up,” writing, “HUGE thank you to Dr. Bray @discmd for the neck tune-up!!!!! “If you have neck/spine issues, this is your place. Thank you so much to the amazing staff that took care of me and my wife for the last 24 hours. You all rule!!!!! Headed home now and letting the recovery begin.”
The latest posts from Hart followed his recent Instagram post, which shows him giving a thumbs up from the hospital bed and confirming that his “surgery went great.”
“Surgery went great!!!!! Already been up and out of my bed 3 times cruising the surgery center. Ended up fusing the vertebrae because the joint was a bit hammered. Special thank you. to @discmd ‘s Dr. Bray 🤘🏼🤘🏼,” he wrote.
“Nighty night!!!!! Thanks for all the well wishes,” he wrote right before his procedure.
Also, days before surgery, Hart attended the 2022 American Music Award Red Carpet alongside his superstar wife, P!ink, who was scheduled to perform not once but twice. Hart and the married couple’s two kids, Willow, 11, and Jameson, 5, were in tow to support P!ink as she geared up for her showstopping performances.
“I’m pulling double duty, but I love it,” P!nk told ET at the time. “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
P!ink opened the awards ceremony with her new single, “Never Gonna Not Dance Again.” She later delivered a powerful tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John, singing the classic “Hopelessly Devoted To You.”