Ouch! Neil Patrick Harris had to get hand surgery after an accident abroad.. The How I Met Your Mother alum opened up about his procedure on Instagram in a three slide post of his visit to Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital on Tuesday, October 14.
“Had surgery today. I tripped and hand planted onto a sea urchin almost two months ago while climbing rocky cliffs in Croatia,” he said. “Most of the tiny spines I dug out myself, but two refused to leave and one got infected. Turns out it pierced through a tendon.”
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Had surgery today. I tripped and hand planted onto a sea urchin almost two months ago while climbing rocky cliffs in Croatia. Most of the tiny spines I dug out myself, but two refused to leave and one got infected. Turns out it pierced through a tendon (see ultrasound video). Well, thanks to the surgical talents of Dr. Dan Polatsch and his team, I’m officially urchin free and on the mend. Only drawback – having to wear this massive hand elevating contraption for the foreseeable future (see third pic). All in all, though, I have to say: uni is still delicious.
Neil — who was recently announced to have snagged a lead role in the upcoming Matrix 4 — shared an ultrasound video of his hand to show his 8.1 million followers on Instagram just how terrible his injury really was. Thanks to modern medicine, the 46-year-old actor said he’s going to be just fine.
“Well, thanks to the surgical talents of Dr. Dan Polatsch and his team, I’m officially urchin-free and on the mend. Only drawback — having to wear this massive hand elevating contraption for the foreseeable future,” he wrote. “All in all, though, I have to say: uni is still delicious.”
Two months ago, Neil and his husband, David Burtka, took their kids on a joint family vacation to France with Elton John‘s family. During their stay there, they documented all of their fun adventures on Instagram.
“We are beyond lucky to have such wonderful friends in our lives,” David said about their outing in a cute post of him, Neil, Elton and the beloved singer’s husband, David Furnish, together. “We have spent seven summers with these fantastic and generous men. The years get better and better as our kids become closer and closer. Traditions are the best!”
Neil and David’s 9-year-old twins, Harper and Gideon, have become so close to Elton and David’s children — Zachary, 8, and Elijah, 6 — over the years. One thing Neil’s husband likes to do with their twins is read to them.
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My first date with David was 15 years ago today, and we’ve been nearly inseparable ever since. I’m so, so grateful to this gorgeous man for giving me his heart, his shoulder, his strength, his lust, his laughter, his joy. He’s an actor, chef, author, singer, producer, and the most wonderful, selfless parent I’ve ever seen. A sextuple threat, if you will. And I most certainly will. Happy 15th Anniversary, @dbelicious. You keep making all my dreams come true. #love
“Reading to your kids is one of the best things you can do as a parent,” he said in September. The dad of two also appreciates everything Neil has done for their family. On Father’s Day, he wrote Neil a sweet tribute on social media.
“Happy Fathers Day to the best pop I know,” he said. “You are caring, patient, fun and most of all, full of LOVE.”
Don’t you just love these two?!