‘Papa has two new hips now!’ Tom Jones reveals he has had a second hip replacement and says his surgery went ‘very well’ as he gives health update
Tom Jones has revealed that he has had a second hip replacement as he gave his fans a health update.
The legendary singer, 82, had a hip replacement back in 2017 and he has now announced that he has had a second surgery.
He took to Instagram account on Wednesday to update fans after his recent operation, saying it went ‘very well’ and he hoped to be ‘back soon’.
Surgery: Tom Jones (pictured in September) has revealed that he has had a second hip replacement as he gave his fans a health update
He wrote: ‘Papa has two new hips now! For all those concerned and sent in well wishes, I am pleased to report my recent surgery went very well, I’m following orders and doing my physio, so happy to say I will be back soon!’
His surgery comes after he recently revealed he has to sit down for three quarters of his performances and was ‘biding time’ until his second hip replacement.
In September, he told MailOnline: ‘Yeah, I can do about four songs without sitting… and I can walk on, I’ve got an inversion table in my dressing room.
‘So you go upside down for a couple of minutes and then you come up and then you can get on and off that you think, ‘Oh, this is great, you walk because it hasn’t settled down yet’. It doesn’t back down. So I can do like four songs like that.
‘Papa has two new hips!’: The legendary singer, 82, had his a hip replacement back in 2017 and he has now announced that he has had a second surgery
Update: He took to Instagram account on Wednesday to update fans after his recent operation, saying it went ‘very well’ and he hoped to be ‘back soon’
‘Then it starts in my show, I sit down for The Windmills of Your Mind, I’ve been doing that anyway, you know, sit down for that. But then I would get up and do more.
‘Now I don’t get up. I’ve tried singing upside down but all the audience are on the top of their heads.
‘I do four songs sit down and say, look, normally I would get up after this, but tonight just on the stool just to take the weight off this leg. And I found that I could sing easier sitting than standing.
‘I said to my son, I said, look, I hope they don’t mind when I go to America that I’ll be sitting down for what’s on the show.
Ailments: The singer, 82, spoke to MailOnline about his hip, which he got replaced back in 2017
‘He said: ‘Don’t worry about it. You get a better review sitting down than you are standing up’.’
‘So, and that’s a fact. Reviews have been tremendous throughout when I’m sitting down for three quarters of it. So there’s more than one way to skin a cat.
‘I don’t take any painkillers. If I try to walk for any distance without, you lean on the stick, you won’t get it. And then when I lay down, and turn in the night and go oh! I forgot about that. No special diet. Just, I’m just biding my time until I can get in there to get a new hip.’
Earlier this summer, Tom denied claims that he had collapsed in Budapest, after cancelling his show in the city at the last minute.
Replacement: Back in 2017, Tom got his first hip replaced and spoke to MailOnline about his life after the surgery
The Welsh star was originally thought to have collapsed ahead of the show as he makes his way across the United Kingdom and mainland Europe with his current tour.
A source told MailOnline: ‘Tom Jones collapsed, so his concert was cancelled tonight and doctors were called to the stadium. His management has set August 16th as the new date for the concert.’
But Tom later released a statement via Instagram, insisting ‘I did not collapse’.
He told his 452k followers: ‘Hello to all concerned. I travelled last night from the UK to Budapest and woke this morning with an uncomfortable throat.
Health: Earlier this summer, Tom denied claims that he had collapsed in Budapest, after cancelling his show in the city at the last minute
A specialist came to visit and diagnosed ‘viral laryngitis.’ He strongly advised postponing this evening’s show and prescribed medication and vocal rest.’
He added: ‘I did not ‘collapse’ anywhere at any time, that is pure rumour. Hopefully the inflammation will calm soon as I am looking forward to continuing my wonderful summer tour.
‘Unfortunately the show had to be cancelled at the last minute, and for that I am very sorry. However, the show in Budapest has been rescheduled and will take place on August 16. Thanks again for all your kind concern.’
Speaking out: It comes after the singer had to cancel his Budapest show, admitting he had contracted viral laryngitis – and released a statement denying any other medical rumours