As noted, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley underwent hip replacement surgery this week, and he posted the following on Facebook:
My mind wrote a lot of checks during the course of my career – and more often than not, it was my right hip that paid the bill. I always realized there would be a price to pay for having the privilege of taking flight on so many occasions – and I have been paying that price for quite a few years. I had my right hip replaced on Wednesday, and I hope it is the game changer that so many claim it is. It certainly would be nice to lay down at night…or wake up in the morning without the constant reminder of all those checks I wrote in my younger days.
As it turns out, what I did was never flying – it was falling with style. But it’s funny how falling feels like flying..at least for a little while*
Thanks for all the kind words, prayers and well-wishes. They are much appreciated.
Thanks for all the well-wishes, kind words and prayers for my hip surgery. Spirits are high after a visit from Buddy the Elf in recovery! pic.twitter.com/xHeiUZs5Th
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) April 20, 2017