Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has emergency hernia surgery

05:00 AM, Apr 24, 2013

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Written By by Maria Puente, USA TODAY

Former pro wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is recovering from emergency hernia surgery today.

Surgery a success.” he tweeted. “Superman is on the mend.”

On Sunday, he tweeted an update that was a little more graphic: “Saw my Dr who had to push my intestines back thru the tear in my abdomen. Kinda romantic.”

Sounds painful. E! Online reported that Johnson’s rep confirmed the surgery.

Johnson, 40, had the operation Monday night, causing him to miss the Los Angeles premiere of his new film, Pain & Gain. He had suffered a torn abdomen and abductor muscles during a wrestling match earlier this month against John Cena.

The movie’s director, Michael Bay, wished him well from the premiere and joked to reporters that Johnson had to slow down.

He was pushing it too hard,” he said. “(He) needs to grow up and stop wrestling 300-pound men.”