Pink’s husband Carey Hart is keeping fans updated on his recovery after undergoing major lower back surgery earlier this week.
On Saturday, the 46-year-old motocross star shared a 17-minute video on his Instagram account of him walking around his property and musing about getting back up.
He also made it clear to his audience that his injuries over the years are “because I beat my body up on dirt bikes.”
Update: Pink’s husband Carey Hart keeps fans updated on his recovery after undergoing major lower back surgery earlier this week
The social media personality made it a point to express that while he was facing a long recovery period, he was looking forward to restarting his racing career in the near future.
During the clip, Hart noted that despite the physical pain he was experiencing, he followed the advice of his medical team.
In particular, he stated that he “listened to the doctors, had to spend 22 hours in the hospital and I’m on my feet.”
The motocross rider then spoke about the pain he experienced after the surgery, noting that he was holding his head up amid his health concerns.
He noted that his physical discomfort comes and goes a bit, it’s not terrible, it’s not great, but I’m holding out, so hopefully the next few days will go smoothly, and then, two weeks after last Thursday, I’ll do it again the same.’
Coping with it: During the clip, the motocross rider said his physical pain “comes and goes, it’s not terrible, it’s not great, but I’m staying in it”
However, Hart again stated that he was determined to compete in events and motorcycles again in the near future.
He noted that he wanted to “bounce back as soon as possible, if everything goes according to plan I will be 100 percent back on the dirt bike about two and a half months after my second surgery which is three months away.”
He then answered several questions from his 1.1 million followers for over ten minutes before ending the video.
Determined: Hart commented that he wanted ‘to bounce back as soon as possible, if everything goes according to plan’
Hart previously provided an update on his recovery, just one day after undergoing lower spine replacement surgery.
The motocross rider said it felt “great” to be on his feet “in small doses” after the procedure, but is due to have disc replacement surgery on his neck in two weeks.
Hart’s body has taken quite a beating over the course of his professional career, and he previously confessed that doctors believed he had broken his lower back “at least 10 to 12 times.”
Recovering well: The 46-year-old motocross star shared an update just one day after undergoing lower back disc replacement surgery, sharing a smiling selfie and saying it felt “great” to be on the leg “in small doses.”
Hart was already back on his feet when he shared a smiling selfie on Instagram on Friday afternoon.
‘It feels good to be home. Obviously the meds are working with my stoner eyes, and it feels great to be on my feet in small doses. Kick like [sic] the next 2 weeks and start all over again with a disc replacement on my neck,” he told me.
He then went on to say that another benefit of the very strenuous procedure was that he had grown “taller.”
“Good news, this surgery has made me 3/4 inch taller. 5’10 3/4. Hopefully the neck gets me to 5’11,” he added before writing “Thanks everyone for all the sweet messages.”
On Thursday, September 23, Hart had just come out of surgery when he posted pictures of the hospital bed and wrote optimistically, ‘one down and one more to go!!!!! Intervertebral disc replacement was a success!!’
Difficult Road: On Sept. 23, Hart underwent a strenuous procedure on his spine and also has an upcoming disc replacement surgery on his neck in two weeks.
Getting a spanking: Hart has a career spanning more than 30 years in motocross and has had at least eight procedures, including spine surgery in 2014, an unspecified back procedure in 2019, and rotator cuff surgery in August 2020
A carousel of images also included a before and after x-ray of his cervical spine, and he added that he had miraculously already walked “5 times” just a few hours after surgery.
In particular, Hart had an M6 disc replacement — a procedure in which an artificial disc is placed in the spine that mimics its natural structure and movement.
He thanked his wife of 15, Pink, as well as the “wonderful staff” at the DISC Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach, California.
“To my wonderful wife/nurse who has taken great care of me through it all. I love you, baby.’ The couple share son Jameson, four 1/2, and daughter Willow, 10.
Up and out of bed! Hart added that miraculously he had already walked ‘5 times’ just a few hours after surgery
On the way up: Hart had previously said on the Boozed And Bruised podcast in 2017 that ‘he stopped counting his broken bones when he got into the 1980s’
M6 surgery: He specifically had an M6 disc replacement — a procedure that involves placing an artificial disc in the spine that mimics its natural structure and movement
Hart has a career spanning more than 30 years in motocross and has had at least eight procedures, including spine surgery in 2014, an unspecified back procedure in 2019, and rotator cuff surgery in August 2020.
He told rolling stone in 2014 ‘I broke everything you can think of’, but it is mainly his love for his craft that keeps him going.
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been laying in the ground, breaking something, bone sticking out, just thinking, ‘Why the hell do I keep doing this?’ But you go to the hospital, you get stitched or screwed back together, and you go home and heal, and eventually you start forgetting the injury and you start missing your bike.”
Hart had previously said about the Drunk and bruised podcast in 2017 that “he stopped counting his broken bones when he got into the 1980s.”
After his last procedure, he continued to tease, “Can’t wait to come back stronger than ever and pedal my dirt bike in 2022.”
Marriage: ‘To my wonderful wife/nurse who has taken great care of me through it all. I love you honey,” Hart wrote to his wife of 15; the couple pictured with son Jameson, four 1/2, and daughter Willow, 10 in 2019