Neil Patrick Harris undergoes surgery after sea urchin accident

Neil Patrick Harris had surgery on Tuesday after a sea urchin accident left him with an infected tendon in his hand.

The 46-year-old actor shared the news with his fans on Instagram, admitting it happened when he and husband David Burtka took their nine-year-old twins Gideon and Harper to Croatia.

“I tripped and hand planted onto a sea urchin almost two months ago while climbing rocky cliffs in Croatia,” he wrote. “Most of the tiny spines I dug out myself, but two refused to leave and one got infected. Turns out it pierced through a tendon… Well, thanks to the surgical talents of Dr. Dan Polatsch and his team, I’m officially urchin free and on the mend.”

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While the surgery was successful, Neil has to rest as much possible, with two fingers wrapped in dressing. He also has to keep his hand elevated with a special foam cushion.

“Only drawback – having to wear this massive hand elevating contraption for the foreseeable future… all in all, though, I have to say: uni is still delicious,” he laughed, referring to the Japanese word for sea urchin.

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