Katherine Heigl reveals she underwent neck surgery to address 'excruciating pain'

MEGAN STONE
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"Grey's Anatomy" alum Katherine Heigl is on the road to recovery after undergoing surgery to alleviate the "excruciating pain" she had been experiencing.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the 42-year-old actress, shared a series of post-surgery photos, including one of her sporting a new neck brace.

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"Well...I am now bionic!! Two titanium disk now inhabit my neck and I can probably stand on my head for like hours...I’m not gonna try it just yet but give me a few months and I’ll blow your mind," Heigl announced, also sharing an X-ray photo of her neck area.

"I am so deeply deeply grateful to the incredible Dr’s and care team that saved me from the most excruciating pain I have ever experienced and blessed me with a new pain free lease on life," she expressed before shouting out the doctors who took her pain seriously.

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"Thank you for treating me like a human being and giving me so much of your time and attention to help me truly understand what to expect," the "Firefly Lane" star praised Dr. Robert Watkins.

Heigl also credited the doctor for "saving my neck!"

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The Emmy winner also praised Cedars Sinai Hospital, as well as the Marina Spinal Center, where Watkins works, for helping her through an otherwise intimidating situation.

"Heading into surgery and hospital stays is always a bit scary and you guys could not have made me feel more comfortable or taken care of," she continued.

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The "27 Dresses" actress closed out on a fun note by writing, "Oh and HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY! Clearly I’ve been blessed with the luck of the Irish today!"

Heigl previously revealed she suffered from a herniated disc in her neck.

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