Steve Carell - Steve Carell Requires Regular Hip Injections

Comedian Steve Carell has to undergo regular pain injections in his hip to treat an old ice hockey injury.

The Crazy, Stupid, Love star has been treating the ailment with twice-yearly medical shots ever since high school, and the 50 year old fears he will eventually need to have hip replacement surgery.

He tells U.S. talk show host David Letterman, "My hip is not so good. I was a goalie in hockey and apparently goalies are prone to these specific hip injuries, so I had to have these injections. It's called orthovisc because it (the hip bone) just grinds against each other (sic)... I think I will (have to have it replaced)."

In the meantime, Carell has to endure uncomfortable trips to the doctor's office every six months.

He explains, "They go through your groin with a needle... and you can look at it on an X-ray where you can watch the needle going in and searching around (for the joint), and the last time I went in, the doctor couldn't find it for 15 or 20 minutes... And you're just writhing around. It's kind of a sickening kind of pain."


Contactmusic

Tags: Steve Carell


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

It's (Almost) Official - ABC To Announce Rosie O'Donnell's Return To "The View" During Upfronts

O’Donnell is Finally some good news from The View! Meet your...

It's (Almost) Official - ABC To Announce Rosie O'Donnell's Return To

Critically Praised "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" Dives Deep Into The Psychology Of Violence, Say Creators

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is one of the most highly anticipated films...

Critically Praised

As The Premiere Of 'Extant' Closes In, Halle Berry Confesses To Believing In Aliens

The 47 year-old actress, who portrays a pregnant astronaut...

 As The Premiere Of 'Extant' Closes In, Halle Berry Confesses To Believing In Aliens

Katie Holmes Opens Up About Motherhood Being "The Greatest Gift" And Changing Her Life

Katie Holmes is a proud mother! It has been almost two years since...

Katie Holmes Opens Up About Motherhood Being

J.K. Rowling Releases 'Harry Potter' Short Story, Detailing Adult Lives Of Famous Trio

The British author wrote a 1,500-word long short story about Harry...

J.K. Rowling Releases 'Harry Potter' Short Story, Detailing Adult Lives Of Famous Trio
Advertisement

Columbus Short Addresses Recent Legal Issues That Led To 'Scandal' Dismissal

Columbus Short finally opens up about his recurring legal woes, which...

Columbus Short Addresses Recent Legal Issues That Led To 'Scandal' Dismissal

Pamela Anderson Separates From Rick Salomon Six Months After Remarrying

The former 'Baywatch' star has filed for divorce from Rick Salomon, six...

 Pamela Anderson Separates From Rick Salomon Six Months After Remarrying

Nicole Scherzinger Claims She "Gave The World One Direction" And Asks "Where's My Cut?"

Nicole Scherzinger's recent claim will not sit well with Simon Cowell. The...

 Nicole Scherzinger Claims She


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Steve Carell Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Steve Carell

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All