Actress Marlee Matlin is experiencing a "slow and painful" recovery after undergoing shoulder surgery on Friday (19Jul13).

The Oscar-winning actress checked into hospital for the operation and warned fans she would be taking a break from to recuperate, but she returned to the site on Sunday (21Jul13) to update followers on her condition.

Uploading a photograph showing her resting in bed, she writes, "Shoulder surgery recovery is slow & painful but surely feeling fine soon thanks to husband family friends & You."