Carson Daly is on the mend after a second back surgery in three months.
On Wednesday, the 48-year-old Today The host gave a health update on Instagram.
“Tuesday morning I had a successful back surgery ALIF. (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion) at L5 S1. It’s the same surgery my young golfing friend had in SoCal @Tigerwoods in 2017,” he shared along with two throwback photos of himself with golf legend. “We are essentially the same person.”
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The voice The host went on to thank his doctor Andrew Hecht and the medical team at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York for “all the selfless miracles they do every day for so many in need.”
“I’m very grateful. Next, the road to recovery,” he said. “Also, like Tigris I plan to win the Master’s in exactly 2 years. ⛳️🏆”
TV host Jason Kennedy sent encouragement to Daly in the comments section, writing, “Posting bunker shots in 2 weeks! 🙏🏻❤️”
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery is a procedure in which an intervertebral disc is removed and replaced with a bone or metal spacer, according to the USC Spine Center.
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In July, Daly underwent his first back operation to help with “chronic lower back pain”.
Daly injured his back in a snowmobiling accident in the 90s resulting in a T12 compression fracture, Today reported, and has been in increasing pain ever since.
“I feel really better and I’m glad I did it,” he said Today following the procedure. “It’s not a cure, but it was a step in my journey that I think will help.”
Daly said he hopes sharing his story will help others who may be experiencing similar pain.
“Hopefully it will help some people because there’s some new technology out there that has definitely helped relieve some severe pain,” the former MTV VJ said at the time.
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According TodayDaly’s accident happened while on location in Aspen while working for MTV.
“At the end of one of the shooting days, I was on a snowmobile that got cut off by the ski patrol and we had an accident,” Daly recalls. “I was knocked unconscious and fell into the snow on a sled, I really couldn’t feel anything under my feet, one of those really scary moments.”
At the time of the accident, doctors explained that his back was “structurally” intact and that pain management would be his only option. Due to a bad reaction to painkillers, Dali knew he would only use them as a “last resort”.
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At first, the pain he experienced from the accident was intermittent, though it grew more severe as time went on, the newspaper reported.
Daley – who has children Jackson, Etta, London and Goldie with wife Siri – said the pain began to affect his relationship with his family and he could not be as active with his children as he would have liked..
“I want to play golf, I want to wrestle with my kids. I want to pick up stuff. I want to get better,” he said.