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.
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.