Korie Robertson has shot to fame as a beloved matriarch on the hit reality show Duck Dynasty. That’s why it came as a big surprise when she just revealed that she underwent major surgery last year without anyone noticing.
According to Daily Mail, Korie secretly underwent a hysterectomy last December, which is a major procedure in which a woman has her uterus removed. She admitted this week that the worst part of the surgery was the recovery time.
“I never dreamed it would be two weeks of getting out of my bed only to move to the recliner,” she told Radar, adding that she was stunned when her doctor told her she would only be 85% recovered after a month and a half.
Korie admitted that she was left in tears after she came home to find that her house had been trashed by her family, which includes her children Rebecca, 27, John Luke, 20, Sadie, 18, and 13-year-olds Will and Bella.
“The house was destroyed,” Korie lamented. “My house looked like a frat house after a party.”
Even in her weakened state, Korie was able to lay down the law, and her family eventually apologized and cleaned up the house.
“We are now able to laugh about the whole incident, which I love,” she said. “It’s okay for your kids to see you vulnerable.”
Korie also confessed that it was difficult for her to promote her show while she recovered from surgery, but she knew it had to be done.
“There were moments of bravery during this awful time,” she said. “I had to do a couple of interviews for the television show, and I had to make one appearance. I managed to fake feeling good.”
We thank God that Korie’s surgery went well, and that she is completely recovered today!