‘Criminal Minds’ Fans Bombard Shemar Moore’s Instagram After His Shocking Health News
Shemar Moore is recovering from a shock health condition, and his fans just clued into what happened on social media.
In a new video uploaded to Instagram, the Criminal Minds alum revealed he recently underwent surgery to correct bunions on his left foot. Sitting on a couch alongside his podiatrist Dr. Robert J. Joseph II, Shemar appeared to be in good spirits as he showed off the bandages helping him heal from the procedure. Dr. Joseph further noted on his account that the actor needed the operation due to one of his toes going inward and not being able to bend.
“What’s goodie — it’s Shemar Moore in the building,” he said in the clip posted on May 15. “God and my momma blessed me with a lot of things. But from the ankles down, I was all f—– – up. But, Dr. J. is about to make me a foot model.”
As the SWAT actor is known for his work in high-level action TV shows, fans were immediately concerned for Shemar’s well-being. They flooded his Instagram with kind messages, wishing him well as he healed.
“Foot surgery recovery is not easy. There is a lot of pain. Sending you love! 💓,” one person wrote in the comments. “Get better and take care of yourself and take it easy ❤️❤️❤️❤️,” another added. “Ouch!!! So sorry for sending healing ❤️🩹 hugs to you!” a different follower revised.
Shemar’s latest news comes after a whirlwind cancellation-turned-renewal for SWAT season 7. Luckily, he’ll have some down time to get better, as there is currently no exact date for when he’s expected to start filming again.
As for his recovery time, materials published by the Cleveland Clinic indicate that most patients who undergo bunion correction are in recovery for at least six weeks, ranging up to 3 months, while their bones heal. Shemar and others who have undergone the procedure will likely need to use crutches, scooters or walkers to keep the weight off their recovering feet; many doctors recommend physical therapy to help regain full motion over time. Usually, after three months, most can return to regular activities — but swelling may occur up to nine months after the procedure is done, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
Wishing Shemar a speedy recovery!
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