Neil Patrick Harris Has Surgery After Sea Urchin Incident

Neil Patrick Harris has shared a bit of a shocking story on Instagram this week. The actor revealed he had to undergo surgery after getting into an accident with a sea urchin on a recent family vacation.

On Instagram, he wrote that the accident happened a couple of months ago when he was in Croatia with his husband David Burtka and their kids.

“I tripped and hand planted onto a sea urchin almost two months ago while climbing rocky cliffs in Croatia,” he wrote on Instagram. “Most of the tiny spines I dug out myself, but two refused to leave and one got infected.”

Thankfully, the actor is now “urchin free” and recovering.

“Turns out it pierced through a tendon … Well, thanks to the surgical talents of Dr. Dan Polatsch and his team, I’m officially urchin free and on the mend,” wrote Harris.

He will still need to wear a hand contraption for now until he’s fully healed. We hope he has a speedy recovery!