Shortly after celebrating the Fourth of July with his family, actor and TV host Mario Lopez found himself in a hospital bed after suffering an Achilles tear. “Celebrating the 4th in the E.R.,” he wrote in an Instagram post last Wednesday (July 4.) “Tore my Achilles sparring. Ugh.. So frustrated. No boxing or jiujitsu for a while. Maybe God’s telling me to slow down… Bout to get hooked up with some good pain meds tho.”
The “Saved by the Bell” star ended up having to have surgery on his leg, but through it all, still found a way to try to keep that irresistible smile on his face as much as possible. “Major surgery going down tomorrow,” he wrote on an Instagram post the very next day (July 5.) “Talk about a monkey wrench! I don’t do well just laying around.”
And while Lopez is known for his active lifestyle that always seems to keep him busy doing one thing or another, it looks like the injury will have him relying on a new piece of apparatus for a little while, as his latest Instagram post demonstrates. This specific injury often takes at least 4 to 6 months to fully heal.
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Celebrating the 4th in the E.R… Tore my achilles sparring. Ugh.. So frustrated. No boxing or jiujitsu for a while. Maybe God’s telling me to slow down… Bout to get hooked up with some good pain meds tho #NoSparringForAWhile #MRI #SurgeryComingUp #ThisSucks #StJoesephsHospital #DrWang