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Home and Away’s Georgie Parker announces she’s “recovering well” after major surgery

"I'm three weeks post-op."

Home and Away mainstay Georgie Parker has shared that she’s “recovering well” as she reveals her recent health struggles.

Having been MIA from Summer Bay for some time, the 59-year-old — who has played Roo Stewart on the popular soap for 14 years — took to Instagram to fill fans in on her absence.

“I’ve been busy. Finishing a play and then straight into another theatre (get it) for a new hip,” Georgie penned, revealing the replacement is her “second in six years”.

“Thank god I had the same brilliant surgeon and his team.”

Alongside a carousel of photos from her time in hospital and recovery, she continued: “I hate the drugs but love the rehab. I’m three weeks post-op, recovery is going well.

“I’ve had the most brilliant support from my family, my workplace and my incredible friends. Practicing patience now while I heal… so I can get back to work baby.”

Fans rally around Georgie Parker following surgery

Flocking to the comment section, fans rallied around the Home and Away star.

“I’m waiting for my first hip to be done, at the grand old age of 49, can’t wait to be out of pain but the thought of the op scares me to death,” one user penned.

“Nice to see you’ve had your second done and are still smiling, hoping I’m still smiling after mine. Wishing you a speedy recovery.”

A second added: “Hope you’re on the mend soon Georgie! Rest up and take it easy.”

“Look at you glowing, amazing woman! And all brand-new with that new hip,” a third wrote.

Meanwhile, another follower asked Georgie for advice for those needing a hip operation, to which she replied: “I was 40 when first diagnosed, and waited till I was 54 to have it done.

“I have scoliosis which has compromised my pelvic stability. All good now hopefully. The replacements last a lot longer now so I hope you get some relief very soon.”

Georgie Parker previously said her hip replacement was like having a “different body”

In a previous chat with Now to Love, Georgie discussed her scoliosis diagnosis and initial hip replacement in 2018.

“It’s like I have a different body,” she said at the time. “It was a big operation but four days later, I twisted my body to the left and I hadn’t been able to do that for 10 years.”

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Georgie Parker. Instagram.

Her hip issues stem from being diagnosed with scoliosis at just 13 years old.

“It changed the way I did things but it didn’t stop me doing things. I was a very good tennis player and I was very good at softball and all of a sudden I had to play with my brace on,” she told the outlet.

“I had to go into hospital every three months and have X-rays and blood tests, so it was quite serious, but I didn’t feel any different. So, in my mind, it was bad, but it wasn’t that bad.

“I was determined… I figured out how to make it work for me whilst doing what I wanted to do.”

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