Jennifer Grey Has Surgery to Repair Ruptured Disc

Jennifer Grey


updated 12/13/2010 AT 7:00 AM ET

originally published 12/13/2010 AT 8:00 AM ET

No wonder she almost had to withdraw from Dancing with the Stars.

Actress Jennifer Grey, who won the ABC dancing competition last month, underwent surgery last week to repair a ruptured disc in her back, suffered on the first night of Dancing’s two-night finale.

Dr. Robert S. Bray Jr. removed “a huge fragment” from Grey’s back during the operation. The procedure was a success, and Grey, 50, is recuperating but feeling great.

“I’m still recovering at home. I have to rest a bit more, but I feel great – completely pain free,” she tells PEOPLE exclusively.


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