The Rock had to undergo emergency surgery to address injuries that he reportedly sustained during his recent Wrestlemania 29 match against John Cena at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The 40-year-old, aka Dwayne Johnson, missed the Los Angeles premiere of Pain & Gain, which stars Mark Wahlberg and is the subject of the cover story of the May issue of Muscle & Fitness, because of the operation.
The Rock took to his Twitter account on Sunday to tell fans of his misfortune, saying: "Saw my Dr who had to push my intestines back thru the tear in my abdomen. Kinda romantic. Surgery is next week. #BringItOn."
Pain & Gain director Michael Bay told E! that his star had indeed suffered the injury during his fight with Cena. "He was pushing it too hard. [He] needs to grow up and stop wrestling 300-pound men," said Bay.
The former WWE champion went under the knife on Monday. But it's hard to keep The Rock down, and in true warrior mode, tinged with some good humor, he took to Twitter post-op to let his fans know how he was doing. "Surgery a success! Dr repaired 3 hernial tears (fun pain). Superman is on the mend..#WeFallWeRise," he tweeted, along with a photo.
Well said, if we fall, then we rise. No excuses!
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 23, 2013