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Jeffrey Dean Morgan broke both of his feet during filming for The Walking Dead.
The 56-year-old actor – who has played Negan on the zombie apocalypse show since the Season 6 finale – revealed back in March that he had broken his foot “ages ago,” but didn’t get it fixed because he “didn’ don’t want to go to hospital and risk COVID.”
Now, speaking to Insider he gave an update and revealed: “Both feet… I think I had, honestly, just shoes that weren’t very good and just jumping, landing a few times.
“It started off as a kind of nothing, a hairline fracture. And then it got worse. The bones in my heel aren’t smooth anymore.”
He had initially planned to undergo surgery in between The Walking Dead filming ending in March, and his upcoming spinoff The Walking Dead: Dead City.
He explained: “I had like three months and I went to Spain to do a commercial.”
However, he then suffered a hernia, and he had that surgery in May instead of getting his feet fixed.
Insisting he’s “good” now, he added: “I had to have surgery on that, and I’m like, ‘F*** it. My foot’s gonna have to survive.’”
In May he shared a selfie of himself recovering from surgery, but never revealed the nature of the procedure at the time.
He wrote: “Had some surgery today. All is ok thanks to the best wife ever, the nurses that looked after me… and the greatest surgeon #drLieberman.
“Thank you for getting this nervous Nelly thru with flying colours. biglove. Time to recover… it’s a long road! xxx (sic)”
When he revealed his original injury in March, he explained he had been “working” the whole time as he dealt with the broken foot.
He told a fan on Twitter: “Broke it ages ago. Just didn’t want to go to hospital and risk covid. Finally got used… yup. It’s broke.
“Nothing I can really do until I’m home. All good. Been working entire time. I only cry like… 3 times a day. Maybe 4.X (sic)”