After it was revealed the dancer is under excruciating pain in his hips "on a daily basis", the 53 year-old Strictly judge is set to go under the knife this week for a second hip replacement in a bid to alleviate his pain.
The Strictly Come Dancing judge first went under the knife back in 2013, but delayed further surgery until he returned home from a P&O Strictly Come Dancing themed cruise last week. Craig revealed he has been experiencing pain in his hips since last summer, but he opted out of having immediate surgery because he knew he'd risk missing the most recent series of Strictly.
He explained to the Daily Mirror newspaoer: "It's just uncomfortable at the moment. It's got worse. Some days I limp, but some days I'm fine."
Craig underwent his first hip replacement after an X-ray revealed he had developed severe osteoarthritis. The professional dancer has a family history of arthritis and osteoporosis and admits that years of pushing his body in the dance studio had finally taken its toll.
He said: "It's all those years of can-cans and dropping the splits. Classical ballet can be quite detrimental to your body."
Despite this, Craig is set to return as Strictly's fiercest judge when the show returns to TV screens later this year.
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