London, May 5 (ANI): Samuel L. Jackson has turned into titanium man after he was fitted with a bolt of the metal in his spine after a series of severe back problems.
The ‘Pulp Fiction’ star crushed a nerve and had to have the device fitted to allow him to walk, bend over and play golf.
And the actor is still amazed by the fact the surgery he had last year (09) has ended years of spinal problems.
“I have what”s known as a Coflex device, which is a titanium piece… that”s clamped to the upper phalange and the lower phalange,” the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
“The big deal for me about the surgery was… I woke up and I immediately knew I was better, but all of a sudden an hour after I woke up, there was a nurse in the room, saying, ”We”re gonna walk down the hall…” and she made me get up and walk and I walked from an hour after my surgery until now,” he added.
Jackson revealed that earlier he had back surgery to remove a cyst on his sciatic nerve.
“When I was doing S.W.A.T. I woke up one morning… I couldn”t move. I rolled out of bed, crawled to the bathroom, I took, like, eight Advil (painkillers) and eventually I ended up getting an epidural so I could finish the movie,” he said.
“Two days after the movie was over they discovered I had a cyst on my sciatic nerve,” he added.
While the movie star has now gotten rid of the pain, he still goes for regular acupuncture sessions to make sure he never has to experience the pain of spinal problems again.
“It”s one of my favourite things. Twice a week I go,” he said. (ANI)