Matthew Wolfenden has revealed he’s undergone surgery on his foot.
The Emmerdale actor, 38, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a photo of himself lying on an operating table as a sheet was placed in front of the lower half of his body while doctors operated on his foot.
In the picture, Matthew – who plays David Metcalfe in the soap – posed in a hospital gown with a pulse oximetry on his finger.
Matthew captioned the post: “My current view… I’m having an op on my foot,” before joking, “not a caersarian (sic)!”
Minutes later, Matthew posted a video of himself mouthing “what’s that noise” as a drill is heard from behind the sheet while surgeons worked on his foot.
Matthew captioned the clip: “What’s that noise????”
Fans were amused by the clip and wished Matthew a speedy recovery.
One person said: “Omg that sounds scary,” while another joked: “Just sawing your foot off!”
A third wrote: “Hope everything went well and op was a success.”
Matthew didn’t reveal any further details about the op or whether it would have an impact on his Emmerdale filming schedule.
It comes after the actor revealed an Emmerdale scene was rewritten when he broke his thumb off set and had to wear a white cast.
During the soap segment on an episode of This Morning last month, Matthew shared a clip showing his character David and Maya Stepney (Louisa Clein) in his store the morning after they spent the night together.
In the episode, David is sporting a cast on his right thumb and told Maya he “trapped it in the van” that morning.
Matthew explained: “I broke my thumb the day before we shot that episode. So we had to write that in.”
Revealing how he got the injury, Matthew added: “I was playing cricket and got hit by the ball.
“It’s still quite sore and I had to write that in as it was very evident. I had to have that put on for two weeks.”
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