Dwayne Johnson: Hernia surgery a success! (Photo)
WWE star and actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has undergone emergency hernia surgery, weeks after he was injured in a WrestleMania 29 match against John Cena.
Johnson, 40, had the procedure done on Monday, April 22, and was forced to miss the Los Angeles premiere of "Pain & Gain," the new action comedy film he stars in with Mark Wahlberg. He attended its Miami premiere on April 11 (pictured above, right).
"Surgery a success! Dr repaired 3 hernial tears (fun pain). Superman is on the mend.." Johnson said on Twitter on Tuesday, April 23, alongside a photo of himself wearing a Superman T-shirt and medical cap while sitting in a hospital bed and flexing his biceps (pictured above, left).
He had posted several messages about his ailment in recent days. On Sunday, April 21, he Tweeted: "Saw my Dr who had to push my intestines back thru the tear in my abdomen. Kinda romantic. Surgery is next week. #BringItOn."
Cena had won the match at WrestleMania 29, which took place on April 7, securing the the WWE Championship. Johnson had won the title in 2012.
Johnson, one of the highest-paid actors in the world, and his co-stars have been busy in recent weeks promoting "Pain & Gain," which was directed by "Transformers" director Michael Bay.
The movie is set for release on Friday, April 26 and is based on a true story. Johnson, Wahlberg and Anthony Mackie play Florida bodybuilders whose plan to kidnap and extort a rich businessman, played by "Monk" alum Tony Shalhoub, goes awry.
Johnson has appeared in more than 20 films since he made his big-screen debut in the 2001 adventure film "The Mummy Returns." He reprised his role as the Scorpion King in a self-titled spin-off movie a year later. In addition to "Pain & Gain," Johnson can be seen soon in "Fast & Furious 6," which is set for release on May 24.