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Gilles Marini Heads Home After Surgery, Explains Why He Kept Underwear On During Procedure

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    Gilles Marini Heads Home After Surgery, Explains Why He Kept Underwear On During Procedure

    Gilles Marini is recovering at home following a successful surgery this morning to repair his separated shoulder, which he injured this season on "Dancing With the Stars."

    "[I'm] a little drowsy, hurt and dizzy," the "DWTS" runner-up told Billy Bush for Access Hollywood and "The Billy Bush Show" earlier today.

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    Gilles said his surgery, which took place at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, ended up more complicated than his doctor first suspected.

    "When he went in he realized the damage was much more [than he imagined] so he had to do three different little [surgeries] in there," the Frenchman explained. "I separated [my shoulder while performing] the first dance during the show. I had to dance for two months like that so I guess things happen in there. But that's what [doctors are] here for. … [The doctor] told me I will be fine, so I'm happy."

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    The actor said he is skipping heavy medication and trying to battle through the surgery pain.

    "I took that — I think it's called Vicodin, and it kills me so I [stopped]. But now pain is my friend. It's like, right there," Gilles said. "But I cannot take that medicine. It makes me all weird."

    Helping nurse Gilles back to health is his wife, Carole.

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    "She's cleaning up, she's taking care of me," he said. "She even fed me cereal this morning. I love my life a little bit right now… She gave me a head massage, I love this!"

    During his procedure, Gilles kept some clothing on as he was worried the surgery drugs would prompt an accidental rear-end flashing experience in the medical facility.

    "I kept my underwear on," he revealed. "I knew that, 'Oh my god, I'm kind of delirious,' and I knew I would just take that [IV] thing off and start walking around with my butt out so I decided, 'Can I please [keep] my underwear?' Because [otherwise it will end up with] like, a funny picture in the magazine."

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