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Hulk Hogan to undergo back surgery yet again


The ongoing problems with newly wed Hulk Hogan’s problematic back have put a bit of a damper on the former WWE wrestler’s festive season, with a scheduled surgery meaning that he will probably have to spend Christmas in a dreary hospital.

The pro wrestler turned reality star, who recently tied the knot with his girlfriend of three years Jennifer McDaniels, has amassed a number of pleasant injuries during his career in the ring, but this is one problem that refuses to go away.

Hogan — real name Terry Bollea — has had several back surgeries throughout the years and doctors have tried everything they know, including using human growth hormones.

Just two months ago he underwent a “very, very painful” procedure to have a spinal chord simulator — a device that is inserted below the skin and uses electric currents to reduce the effects of chronic pain — put into his back. Apparently, however, that op wasn’t too successful, and the 57 year old was in so mcuh pain the following day that he had to readmit himself into hospital.

If all goes according to plan this time round, Hogan will be out in time to celebrate New Years with his wife, who is 22 years his junior.

Read here about Billy Joel, who recently underwent double-hip replacement surgery.

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