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Jeff Lewis Is Recovering in the Hospital After Undergoing Neck Surgery
The Flipping Out designer underwent the procedure after being diagnosed with cervical myelopathy.
Jeff Lewis is in the hospital recovering after undergoing surgery on his neck earlier this week.
The Flipping Out designer underwent surgery on Wednesday, August 26 after being diagnosed with cervical myelopathy, a condition that results from compression of the spinal cord in the neck, he shared during a recent episode of his Radio Andy show Jeff Lewis Live, as reported by PEOPLE. Jeff said that he had been experiencing pain in his lower back and neck and instability in his legs.
A doctor diagnosed Jeff after seeing the results of an MRI. "There is a disc actually in my neck that’s pushing against my spinal cord and has bruised my spinal cord, which has caused nerve damage,” Jeff explained.
Jeff also noted that the doctor told him to have surgery as soon as possible because “if it goes untreated it can cause paralyzation — and it gets progressively worse.”
Jeff said that he was nervous about the surgery on his radio show, according to PEOPLE. He also shared that the procedure would entail a two-inch incision in the front of his neck, "which is probably going to scar."
His radio co-host, Megan Weaver, confirmed that he was out of surgery and doing well in the hospital in a post on Instagram on August 26 with the Flipping Out cast's signature sense of humor. "He made it! Thank god I still have a job. Successful surgery and recovering in hospital," she wrote in the post, which featured a photo of Jeff lying in his hospital bed with a brace on his neck. "Thank you for all your DM’s checking in. Put funeral plans on hold."
Jeff's friend and frequent radio show guest, Krista Llamas, also shared how Jeff was doing in the hospital in another post on Instagram on August 26. "Happy to report our beloved @jljefflewis is alive and well. Just FaceTimed him and what’s even better is that his sense of humor is still there if not stronger," she wrote. "He wanted me to thank you all for all the love and support."