Iggy Azalea Opened Up About The Recent Back Surgery Complications That Left Her Immobile For Weeks

Iggy Azalea Opened Up About The Recent Back Surgery Complications That Left Her Immobile For Weeks
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Iggy Azalea Opened Up About The Recent Back Surgery Complications That Left Her Immobile For Weeks

"But I’m just thankful to be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now. I think I’m gonna seriously get into my fitness after this."

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Iggy Azalea gave her fans a health update as she continues to recover from back surgery and apparently the recovery process wasn't as easy as she'd hoped.


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Early Monday morning, the Australian rapper took to Twitter and revealed in a series of tweets that she underwent a "mundane surgery" that eventually turned into her being bed-ridden for weeks.


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Iggy admitted that she had surgery on her back after experiencing issues while touring for two consecutive summers.

Zkt9dl7t_normal.jpg IGGY AZALEA @IGGYAZALEA

Wanna hear a crazy story? I was supposed to travel to Australia and film a movie but right before I left I had what I thought would be a rather mundane surgery on my back to fix the issues I had after touring two summers in a row on an injury…

10:10 AM - 28 Nov 2022

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Zkt9dl7t_normal.jpg IGGY AZALEA @IGGYAZALEA

It didn’t end up being very mundane because I had complications with my recovery & ended up in bed hooked up to a million machines and in so much pain there are about 3 days I actually just can’t remember at all.

10:13 AM - 28 Nov 2022

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This made the recovery process even harder. Iggy said the only time she left the bed and physically walked was "to use the bathroom." She was surprised just how "weak" her body became being immobile.


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After receiving the "all clear" from her doctors a week ago, Iggy was advised she can "start moving again." The "Kream" rapper hopes to be healed by Christmas.

Zkt9dl7t_normal.jpg IGGY AZALEA @IGGYAZALEA

It’s been very mentally challenging to suddenly not be able to do anything for yourself and have no answers about when you will recover. That was the hardest part but all the Drs have been so happy with how quickly I’m getting better now that I’m back moving & walking.

10:19 AM - 28 Nov 2022

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Iggy hopes her experience helps people understand how important it is to "pay attention to what your body is telling you."

She plans to update fans on her recovery progress in the weeks to come.

But fans weren't going to let her go that easily without asking a few questions and sharing their sentiments first, like this one who wished Iggy a speedy recovery:

Zkt9dl7t_normal.jpg IGGY AZALEA @IGGYAZALEA

It’s already been 5 weeks so I think the whole speedy thing is out the window lmao https://t.co/2DJ2ETfcm1

10:26 AM - 28 Nov 2022

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Or this fan who could relate to the physical therapy she was undergoing:

Zkt9dl7t_normal.jpg IGGY AZALEA @IGGYAZALEA

That’s the goal