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Y&R Star Eric Braeden Gives Post-Knee Surgery Update

The actor who portrays Victor Newman is using boxing to help stay in shape.

Eric Braeden The Young and the Restless

Recently, Eric Braeden, who portrays the iconic Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless, had knee replacement surgery. Thankfully, he came through it with flying colors, and now he’s on the road to recovery.

Eric Braeden Reveals He’s ‘Going Crazy’

Fans of the actor know he’s active and likes to stay in shape by working out and boxing. His love of boxing is something Braeden shares with his on-screen alter ego, Victor. He recently took to Twitter to show how he’s incorporated his fitness routine into his early knee replacement surgery recovery.

Eric Braeden shared a video of himself sitting on a bed wearing a black T-shirt and black athletic pants. He captioned it, “Going crazy after 5 days of doing nothing. Recovering from a knee replacement. 💪🏼” The actor sat there and did some air boxing with his arms despite not being able to be up and about.

“I can’t run after anyone because my knee was replaced, but if they come close…” he said, showing off some boxing moves and rolling his shoulders. Braeden noted that “it feels so good to exercise. Five days without working out. I hate it.” He ended the clip, which you can see below, by blowing a kiss and flexing his bicep with a raised fist.

Many fans replied with words of encouragement for the Y&R star. “It’s rough Eric, and you are still trying to stay in shape. But just remember that this will get better, and you will feel much better after you are healed. Take the blessing we get. 😘❤️😊🙏🤗” wrote Twitter user Brenda Hapner.

“Yes, PATIENCE they all say! It’s a quality I have to acquire!🤣🤣🤣” Braeden replied.

The beloved actor replied to many fan comments, and everybody seemed to offer words of encouragement and tips for recovery. Soap Hub wishes him the best as he continues his physical therapy and recovery from the knee replacement.

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