Television presenter Grant Denyer has confirmed he will be back on the box hosting Dancing with the Stars next week, following a long stint in hospital after he suffered a painful spinal injury.
The 41-year-old updated fans on his condition on Tuesday, posting yet another photo from his hospital bed where he has remained for over a week following a backyard accident which occurred whilst he was wielding a sledge hammer.
The Channel Ten star was left with a bulging disc recently after yielding the tool to hammer a star picket into the ground in his paddock. He previously told fans he has been in immense pain, leaving him struggling to walk or even stand.
However it seems Grant is in better spirits, as he shared the news on Tuesday via social media that he is expecting to remain in hospital for just a few more days before returning to his hosting duties alongside Amanda Keller on the televised dancing competition.
Sharing a photograph of himself in his hospital bed, he wrote: “FaceTiming the kidlets [sic] to let them know dad’s doing well. Few more days just resting in hospital, feeling better already and stronger every day.
“Hoped to return to host @dancingon10 last night but seems it was a couple of days too soon. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes. Back on air next week!”
Grant has taken to social media regularly over the past few days to update his followers on his hospital journey. On Sunday he took the opportunity to thank his “super hero” doctor Richard Parkinson for coming to his rescue for the second time in his life.
The father-of-two shared his admiration for the neurosurgeon who has been helping him to stand and walk without too much pain, 10 years after he first helped the star to recover from a horrific monster truck accident.
“This is modern-day super hero Dr Richard Parkinson,” Grant said in an Instagram post alongside a photo of himself with the doctor.
“The talented neurosurgeon who saved me when I broke my back in a monster truck accident 10 years ago, has come to the rescue again to get me back on my feet.”
This is modern-day super hero Dr Richard Parkinson. The talented Neurosurgeon who saved me when I broke my back in a Monster Truck accident 10 years ago, has come to the rescue again to get me back on my feet. It’s been an unbelievably painful 8 days since I tore my L1 disc swinging a mallet in my paddock. As those with injuries know, it’s a slow process but with the right care I’ll be all good again. Lucky to have this man by side to get me back on my feet. Thank you friend 👊🏻 Step 1 = being able to stand ✔️ Step 2 = discharged from hospital ✔️ #freedom
The Channel Ten star went on to explain how much pain he has been in and his hopes to get back home sometime soon.
“It’s been unbelievably painful 8 days since I tore my L1 disc swinging a mallet in my paddock,” he continued. “As those with injuries know, it’s a slow process but with the right care. I’ll be all good again. Lucky to have this man by [my] side to get me back on my feet.
“Thank you my friend. Step 1 = being able to stand. Step 2 = discharged from hospital.”