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Professor Green undergoes five-hour hernia removal operation

Professor Green has been suffering from hernias since he had an operation at just six weeks old.

Professor Green underwent a five-and-a-half hour operation to remove three hernias on Tuesday (18Apr17).

The 33-year-old rapper ensured his fans could Read All About It as he documented the procedure on his social media pages.

Beginning with a post on Tuesday morning, the musician, real name Stephen Manderson, wrote on his Instagram: "Today's the day! Hiatus and incisional hernia bye bye."

A hiatus hernia is when part of the stomach squeezes up into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm, while an incisional hernia is one that occurs through a previously made incision in the abdominal wall. Manderson previously underwent surgery for a hernia last May (16), so that could explain where the incisional hernia came from.

The star followed his first Instagram post with another selfie, in which he's scowling while wearing a hospital gown and tubes connected to his nose. He captioned the snap: "5 1/2 hours later... I'm back b**ches."

Manderson went into further details about what doctors had done during the operation as he shared another selfie on Instagram, looking grumpy as he wrote: "The face you make when you've had three hernia's (sic) fixed, a 14cm scar revised and you wake up to hiccups. F**king hiccups."

After that, he shared a gruesome looking picture for his followers, with the caption: "In case you wondered what an upper abdominal, incisional hernia looked like from the inside when it's been fixed with a large sheet of mesh."

It appears the operation went well though, as Manderson later shared a picture of his dogs sleeping in the sun, suggesting he is home from hospital.

Manderson previously revealed during an interview with BBC Radio 2 that he had an operation when he was just six weeks old that left him with a hernia.

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