Jennifer Grey undergoes foot surgery

Updated: Feb 16, 2011, 10:15 AM IST

Los Angeles: `Dirty Dancing` star Jennifer Grey has undergone an operation to have a neuroma removed from her foot.

The 50-year-old actress went under the knife to have the mass of nervous system tissues removed from her foot after suffering agonising pain since winning US TV competition `Dancing With The Stars` in November.

The surgery was a success and she hopes to be back on her feet in no time, reported People magazine online.

"Hard to believe, but I just had my foot operated on, so hopefully I can walk again. Gotta dance. Miss u all. I guess that`s the price of doing business when you dance like that at my age (sic)," Grey posted on Twitter.

"I had a neuroma the size of a small city removed, I think I went down a shoe size on one foot. After Dancing With The Stars it just got worse and worse, so do whatcha gotta do. Ain`t no thang. Pain is just a feeling. Then it`s gone (sic)" she added.

Grey was nearly forced to pull out of the dance competition after rupturing a disc in her back, but a minor operation fixed the injury.

PTI