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.”

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