Australian entertainer Todd McKenney sent fans into panic mode last night after he shared a hospital bed selfie to social media, showing him hooked up to oxygen.
Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the 54-year-old dancer posted a picture from his bed showing him hooked up to medical equipment, with the caption: “#gotmynewhip.”
The actor appeared to confirm that he had undergone a hip replacement surgery in the comments section after a fan asked if he was too young for the procedure.
“You’re not too young. New techniques last forever now. I got a full replacement not Birmingham,” Todd replied to the fan. “Anterior approach, ceramic ball, metal cup and polyethylene insert! I should be a surgeon! Get it done soon if you can.”
In the image, the Aussie performer can be seen wearing a hospital gown with a breathing tube in his nose while holding a tub of colourful jelly beans.
Fans of the former Dancing with the Stars judge were quick to comment on the post, wishing the beloved dancer a speedy recovery ahead of his latest TV show on Seven’s The All New Monty, which airs this Sunday.
“No body will be able to stop you. You’re a legend,” one commentator wrote.
Another added: “What! Oh I hope you’re okay… big love.”
While a third wrote: “Gee hope you’re ok. Get better soon mate.”
“Sending so much love to you and wishing you a very speedy recovery Todd!” another wrote.
The one-off television special sees some of Australia’s favourite stars get their kit off in front of a live audience in a bid to raise awareness of men’s health issues. And the entertainer recently teased fans with a preview of the highly-anticipated television special to social media.
Meanwhile, Todd’s procedure comes a month after the entertainer, who shot to fame in the 1980s after he starred in a number of theatrical productions such as ‘The Boy from Oz’ and ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, wrapped up his central role in ‘The Circus Musical’ — a musical based on American showman P.T Barnum.