James Cracknell revealed on Friday that he has undergone an operation on his ‘nether regions’ at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
The rowing champion, 48, took to Instagram to share a snap of himself in his hospital gown after ‘coming round’ following the mystery operation.
The picture showed his thigh with a large black arrow scribbled on to it, seeming to indicate the side of his body that he had surgery on.
Surgery: James Cracknell revealed on his Instagram page on Friday that he has undergone an operation on his ‘nether regions’ at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
In a caption alongside his post, he praised the NHS and staff at the hospital for their ‘amazing’ work in operating on him amid England’s second lockdown.
But he also went on to quip that he has not checked the results of his operation yet and hopes the surgeons managed to ‘operate on the correct fella’.
He penned: ‘Just come round from an op on my nether regions at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.
‘I can’t thank the staff & the NHS enough, they were amazing. Especially operating in the current circumstances.
Hospital: But the rowing champion, 48, (pictured in October 2019) has not yet revealed the details of the procedure or the causes behind his hospital admission
‘Not inspected the area yet so hope they operated on the correct fella! Thank you’
James has not yet revealed the details of the procedure or the causes behind his hospital admission.
During lockdown, the British athlete broke the British indoor rowing marathon record, shaving two minutes off the existing record.
In an emotional post to his Instagram page, the double Olympic gold medalist thanked his followers for their support, admitting it also helped him cope with his personal struggles.
He was isolating in London with his girlfriend Jordan Connell at the time of his incredible achievement.
Fighting fit: During lockdown, the British athlete broke the British indoor rowing marathon record, shaving two minutes off the existing record
He starting dating Jordan, 34, a year after splitting from television presenter Beverley Turner, his wife of 17 years.
The former couple share children Croyde, 16, Kiki, 11, and nine-year-old Trixie.
James wrote of his achievement: ‘Setting/achieving a goal & the support has given my self-confidence a lift after coping with divorce/family/work over the last 2 mths!’
Having worked with the charity Headway UK, the UK-wide organisation working to improve life after brain injury, James added: ‘I want to give a heartfelt thanks for people’s support of @headway_uk & me yesterday. Thank you & take care!’
James suffered a brain injury in 2010 when he was hit on the head from behind by a petrol tanker whilst on a bicycle during an attempt to cycle, row, run and swim from Los Angeles to New York within 18 days.
The crash could have killed him, but he was wearing a helmet, which he says saved his life.
He did, however, suffer a contrecoup injury to the frontal lobes of his brain, leaving him with epilepsy and a changed personality, including a short temper.
And last month, it was claimed that James has signed up for the next series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.
The Channel 4 military show sees Ant Middleton and his team training a group of celebrities as SAS recruits.
Loved-up: James starting dating his current girlfriend Jordan Connell, 34, a year after splitting from television presenter Beverley Turner, his wife of 17 years
TV personality Ulrika Jonsson and former X-Factor star Jake Quickenden have also been rumoured to be joining the line-up.
The Olympic gold medallist was said to be a top pick for show bosses thanks to his athletic ability.
A source speaking to The Sun claimed: ‘James and Jake are super-fit and should do well given their past pursuits in challenging TV shows.’
Referring to the show’s gruelling nature, they went on: ‘Bosses are keen to have people who won’t collapse at the first hurdle.’
MailOnline previously contacted James’s representatives at the time of the line-up news.