Sir Michael Caine, 89, is back on his feet with the help of a wheeled walking frame after surgery 

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Sir Michael Caine, 89, switches his walking stick for a walking frame as he returns to his feet after undergoing major surgery

He recently underwent surgery on his back at a London hospital.

And Sir Michael Caine returned to his feet with the aid of a wheeled walking frame on Thursday as he recovers from major surgery on his back. 

The Academy Award-winning actor, 89, has been using a walking stick in public since 2018 after a nasty fall on ice left him with a broken ankle.

Recovering: Sir Michael Caine returned to his feet with the aid of a wheeled walking frame on Thursday as he recovers from major surgery on his back

Recovering: Sir Michael Caine returned to his feet with the aid of a wheeled walking frame on Thursday as he recovers from major surgery on his back

Earlier this year, he explained: ‘I have a spine problem which affects my leg, so I can’t walk very well.’

Michael bundled up in a black coat and trousers, while sporting comfy trainers and testing out his new wheels. 

The Dark Knight star looked cool in his usual cap and glasses, while he was assisted out of the car before supporting himself on the zimmer frame.

Ouch! The Academy Award-winning actor, 89, has been using a walking stick in public since 2018 after a nasty fall on ice left him with a broken ankle

Ouch! The Academy Award-winning actor, 89, has been using a walking stick in public since 2018 after a nasty fall on ice left him with a broken ankle

It comes after his wife Shakira, 75, confirmed at the start of the month that Michael had undergone a major operation at a London hospital. 

‘He had a back operation quite recently,’ she told the Daily Mail at the private view of Sir Michael Caine: The Personal Collection, at Bonhams auction house. ‘He had spinal stenosis.’

She described her husband as a ‘strong man’ as she confirmed that he was doing ‘great’ and was ‘recovering’ following the operation.

The Guyanese former model, 75, added: ‘The operation was fantastic. He’ll be up and dancing again soon.’

Spinal stenosis is a condition that narrows the spinal canal and can cause back and leg pain. Surgery is usually recommended only when non-surgical treatments have not been effective.

Supportive: Shakira described her husband as a'strong man' as she confirmed that he was doing'great' and was'recovering' following the operation

Supportive: Shakira described her husband as a ‘strong man’ as she confirmed that he was doing ‘great’ and was ‘recovering’ following the operation

In October, Michael announced that he would likely retire from acting as he described his movie Best Sellers co-starring Aubrey Plaza as ‘my last part, really’.

He noted that he has limited mobility and added: ‘There’s not exactly scripts pouring in for a leading man that’s 88, you know?’

But it seems that the actor is yet to star in other projects, as he is set to take part in Czech action historical drama film Medieval, while it is believed he will reprise his role as Arthur Tressler in Now You See Me 3.

Sir Michael, who began acting in 1953 when he took a job at a repertory company in West Sussex, said: ‘I haven’t worked for two years and I have a spine problem which affects my legs so I can’t walk very well’.

Further he pointed to the memoirs he has been publishing over the past several years – The Elephant In Hollywood in 2010 and Blowing The Bloody Doors Off in 2018.

‘And I also wrote a book, a couple of books which were published and were successful so I’m now not an actor – I’m a writer,’ he said.

Last act? In October, Michael announced that he would likely retire from acting as he described his movie Best Sellers co-starring Aubrey Plaza as'my last part, really'

Last act? In October, Michael announced that he would likely retire from acting as he described his movie Best Sellers co-starring Aubrey Plaza as ‘my last part, really’

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