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WWE producer and Hall of Famer D-Von Dudley undergoes spinal surgery

Dudley's L4, L5, and L6 spinal segments had to be fused during surgery.

WWE producer and Hall of Famer D-Von Dudley has undergone surgery on his spine.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Dudley revealed that he underwent spinal surgery this week. Dudley wrote that doctors had to fuse his L4, L5, and L6 spinal segments. The damage to his spine was worse than doctors thought and the surgery took longer than expected, but Dudley was told after surgery that he's a new man.

Despite that, Dudley was told that he won't be able to wrestle anymore because he could do more damage to his back that would require another surgery. Dudley wrote that it's okay with him because he didn't plan on wrestling again anyway.

They had to fuse L4, L5 and L6. The damage was a lot worse than they thought. The surgery took longer than they anticipated. But God is good and he the DOCTER said I am a new man. I can run, I can jump, I can beat my son Preston in basketball on the basketball court . LOL and racing him down the street lol, he thinks he can beat the old man. They also had to shift my spine a little bit with a curve. Because it was a straight line. That was because of all the wrestling. Then again, all of it was because of wrestling.They put the bolts screws and a plates in my back. They had to go up higher in my back they told me . I was told I could not wrestle anymore because if I do I could do more damage to my back I would have to have surgery again on the upper part. That’s OK I didn’t have plans On going back in there anyway.I would be in the hospital From Tuesday to Friday from My understanding. Unless it changes. Again ,thank you for all the well wishes and love.God is a great all the time . Amen and testify.

The Dudley Boyz (D-Von & Bubba Ray) were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018. D-Von has been working as a producer for WWE since 2016.