Hulk Hogan recovering from back surgery, shows photos of wounds
Hulk Hogan is recovering from back surgery and has posted photos of the massive puncture wounds it left on his body.
The 57-year-old wrestling star, whose real name is Terry Bollea, underwent the medical procedure last week, just days after his December 14 wedding to second wife Jennifer McDaniel.
"Had to get my spinal cord straightened out," Hogan wrote on his Twitter page after posting the pictures. "This was my Christmas present."
Hogan was also admitted to a medical center in September after complaining of back pain and spasms and underwent surgery in June for an old wrestling injury. Hogan's current ailment is unrelated, E! News.
Hogan said his recent operation lasted nine hours, adding: "They made a 2 hour mistake with a drug at 5:15 am they gave me by mistake."
Hogan and McDaniel, 35, have been together for more than two years. Hogan proposed to her in December 2009. The two wed at the wrestler's home.
Police were called to the residence that afternoon after a call was made about an apparent scuffle between one of Hogan's security guards and a photographer named Robert Martinez that had allegedly tried to obtain a picture of the wedding, CNN reported.
Hogan had revealed in his 2009 autobiography, "My Life Outside the Ring" that he considered suicide in 2007 shortly after Linda Hogan, 50, filed for divorce after 20 years of marriage. Hogan said on his Twitter page recently that McDaniel is "my light that saved me."
Hogan and Linda Hogan finalized their divorce in 2009. Aside from Nick, they have a 22-year-old daughter named Brooke. Linda Hogan is currently engaged to her 21-year-old boyfriend, Charlie Hill.