Gov. Hickenlooper out of office for hip surgery

DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper will be out of the office for a few days this week after undergoing hip surgery.

Hickenlooper had hip arthroscopy Tuesday. He said in a tweet that the surgery was a success and said he was feeling “hiptasic.”

It’s usually a short, minimally-invasive procedure in which a small camera and instruments are used to see and repair the hip joint.

Hickenlooper will still be acting as governor while he’s out.

His staff came up with a top ten list of things to know about the surgery. Number 1 is — “Even though it’s easy to put one’s foot in one’s mouth, repeated attempts eventually take a toll on the hips.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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