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Melissa Gilbert says her spinal surgery was ‘wildly successful’

Actress Melissa Gilbert had her fourth spinal surgery and afterward called the operation “wildly successful.”

The 56-year-old “Little House on the Prairie” star shared her health update with her 94,200 Instagram followers Thursday.

“Surgery was wildly successful! Dr. Bray was able to remove all the old hardware, shave off bone spurs causing numbness in my right hand and, and, and, he was able to give me the artificial disc,” Gilbert captioned a post-surgery photo of herself smiling. “So now I focus on recovery and remaining Covid free. Thank you all for your love, support and prayers. I send so much love back to you all.”

Earlier in the week, Gilbert told her followers she was scheduled to undergo surgery to relieve the constant pain.

“I’ve now reached the point where the pain is nearly constant and the fingers on my right hand are beginning to tingle,” she wrote in a separate post Monday.