The Rock in recovery room following hernia surgery

It’s difficult for a macho man like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to admit that he suffered a hernia tear from lifting weights. So he’s floating the story that he suffered 3 hernias from wrestling. The 40-year-old former wrestler-turned-action hero actor underwent emergency hernia surgery earlier this week.

Johnson tweeted the above photo of himself wearing a Superman t-shirt in the recovery room after the surgery. His left arm looks strangely distorted, as if an IV tube may have been Photoshopped out of the picture. Image is everything to these guys.

Johnson also tweeted: “Funny sh*t! Michael Bay joked I should stop wrestling 300lb men. I agree – I’ll switch to women.”

Johnson’s surgery prevented him from promoting his latest film ‘Pain and Gain’ about a trio of steroid-abusing bodybuilders. ‘Pain and Gain’ also starring Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Mackie.

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