Brisbane's favourite NRL legend Wally Lewis is hoping to be well enough to commentate the first State of Origin game in Sydney.
The King is recuperating at home after being rushed to hospital at the weekend and having surgery to remove his gall bladder.
He had been at the Maroons’ State of Origin camp on the Sunshine Coast and had put up with abdominal discomfort for a few days.
In the early hours of Saturday morning Lewis’ wife took him to South Brisbane's Mater Private Hospital where he saw a specialist and was diagnosed with having gall stones.
His son Nova’s Mitch ‘the Prince’ Lewis said: “The surgery was quick and successful and Dad spent Saturday night resting before returning home on Sunday.”We won’t see The King reporting on sport for tonight’s Channel Nine news but he is adamant about getting to Sydney on Wednesday for the opening State of Origin match.
Lewis, who suffered from epilepsy and had brain surgery in 2007, isn’t supposed to have any lasting health effects from this latest surgery.
Get better soon Wally.
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