Paddy McGuinness shares snap from hospital bed and gives update after operation

Paddy McGuinness has shared it's "such a relief" to finally undergo his knee operation after waiting for six months.

The 48 year old, who recently shared his funny response after finding a cat in his Tesco bag, took to his Instagram to provide an update on his health after going under the knife for a torn lateral meniscus.

Sharing before and after photos of the surgery, Paddy's knee looked swollen and sore in the first while the second showed it all bandaged up.

In the caption he wrote: "Before and after. Finally got my knee op done! Been managing with it for 6 months, such a relief to finally get it sorted.

"Few days rest now, then we get this puppy moving!!! I had a torn lateral meniscus, along with a blue surgical sock. Both were removed successfully. #tuesday #knee #meniscustear #physio #bluesock #sexy".

His wife Christine, 33, who recently said her autism makes eye contact "painful", immediately replied: "Nurse McGuinness at your service," with a red heart emoji and a nurse emoji.

Paddy's pal Keith Lemon commented: "Hope ya reet x," as Eamonn Holmes shared: "Good luck Paddy," with three clapping hands emojis.

Dermot O'Leary said: "Get you back on SA in no time… maybe not in goal," while Ugo Monye added: "Rest up big man x".

Paddy later took to his Instagram stories to share: "Been in hospital for a knee op, thought I'd use the time to catch up on Ozark. PS. I'm still slightly sedated."

He then returned for a second time to add: "It's nice and quiet, just recovering from the old knee injury…"

It comes after Paddy's wife Christine recently exclusively spoke to OK! about when she'll tell her children, Penelope and Leo, both eight, and Felicity, six, they have autism.

"Autism isn't something I've spoken to my children about," Christine told OK! .

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She continued: "We talk about it quite openly in front of them but they haven't asked about it yet. I'm not sure when the right time is, or if there is a right time.

"At the minute the twins are eight and the youngest is five so they're all very young.

"They're happy go lucky little children so I don't want to give them any extra worries just yet, and at the minute they're in a great school which is inclusive and they don't feel any different to anyone else so they're happy."

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Christine went on: "Understanding autism gave me a kick up the bum to do something. I was very reclusive.

"I spent loads of time indoors avoiding everyone and I was never very social. It was only once the twins got diagnosed with autism I started to realise I could be autistic myself because of the social side of things and I thought I don't want my children to grow up and stay in the comfort zone forever. You need a push now and again within reason.

"I started to take them out a little bit more and I thought well as they get older they need to see mummy go to work and mummy going out for lunch and that kind of thing. If mummy doesn't do it why should they? So it was all because of the children that I got out a bit more and thought I need to lead by example."

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