Please join us in wishing Mark Lawson (ex-Dustin, GENERAL HOSPITAL; Brody, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) a very speedy recovery! The actor underwent hernia surgery on Sept. 21, and the horror movie fan was kind of dreading going under the knife. “As a guy who writes a lot of body horror stuff, I can tell you the dread of my hernia repair surgery tomorrow is… inspired,” he tweeted.
Lawson admitted that the part that he really doesn’t enjoy is going under anesthesia, but he has done this before. “This will be my third repair,” he revealed. “Second surgery. Got a two-for-one last time!”
Before going to the hospital, Lawson shared a quick pic from his bathroom, which you can see above. “Heading to surgery,” he reported. And referencing the T-shirt he’s wearing featuring Kurt Russell’s character Jack Burton from the cult classic film Big Trouble in Little China, he joked: “Jack Burton watch over me. If I’m not back in 24 hours, call the President.”
An hour later, Lawson shared a shot of himself checked in and ready to change into his hospital gown for the surgery, but he’s flipping the camera the bird. “On second thought, how ‘bout I just rabbit?” he teased, adding a hashtag for “#ihatesurgery.”
But six hours after that photo, the GH alum posted another one of him back in his street clothes in his hospital room and offering the camera a thumbs-up as he prepared to head home. (Hernia surgeries are usually performed on an outpatient basis, so there’s no hospital stay.) “Seems successful,” he declared. “Still loopy. Thanks for the love, everyone.”
We’re glad to hear that the surgery went well, even though Lawson didn’t specify exactly what kind of hernia he was having repaired. Hopefully, the recovery process will be smooth and relatively painless and he’ll be back on his feet before too long!