Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper out of office for hip surgery

Hickenlooper still acting governor during recovery

DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper will be out of the office for a few days this week recovering from hip surgery.

A spokesman says Hickenlooper underwent hip arthroscopy Tuesday. It's usually a short, minimally-invasive procedure in which a small camera and instruments are used to see and repair the hip joint.

On Tuesday afternoon, he said, "Doc says surgery was a success. Thank you for kind words and well wishes. Feeling #hiptastic."

Hickenlooper will still be acting as governor while he's out.

His staff came up with a Top 10 list of things to know about the surgery. No. 1 is -- "Even though it's easy to put one's foot in one's mouth, repeated attempts eventually take a toll on the hips."

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