Big wave surfer, tow pioneer and all round waterman Laird Hamilton has revealed that he is human after all and that he has undergone surgery to have hip replacement. Laird broke the news on his Instagram page, along with a picture of him, sat up in a hospital bed, with his thumb up and the hashtag ‘bionic’.
The Instagram update also revealed that in true hero fashion, Laird stayed awake throughout the procedure and that the hip replacement operation was also filmed! The fact that the 52 year old hellman has needed hip surgery is hardly surprising, over the years he has pushed his body to the absolute limit and sustained many injuries during his career, let alone going hell for leather on the TotalWave Core Exercise Machine!
We would like to wish Laird all the best and a speedy recovery, but somehow we get the feeling he won’t need it, knowing Laird he will be in physio by the morning and out on the SUP by the weekend! Feel free to leave messages of support below and you can follow Laird’s progress on his official Instagram page here.
Featured image courtesy of lairdhamiltonsurf Instagram.