Jedward star Edward Grimes recovering after surgery

Jedward pose for photographers upon arrival at the MTV European Music Awards 2017 in London, Sunday, Nov. 12th, 2017. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
One half of energetic pop duo Jedward has had surgery to treat an historic knee injury (AP)

Jedward star Edward Grimes is recovering after undergoing surgery on his knee.

The 28-year-old Irish pop star shared a post-op selfie on social media, lying on a pillow with his eyes closed and wearing a face mask and said he wants to see his identical twin brother John.

Grimes tweeted: “Pre Operation vs after Operation! Thank You Ray Moran you superhero! Can’t wait to be be back up and rocking the stage! I’m forever grateful!! All I want is Tea Rignt now and to see John! You’re messages and love have me emotional! Just need recovery and rest now.”

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Ray Moran is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, Ireland.

Grimes - who shot to fame with his twin brother after competing in The X Factor in 2009 - was undergoing further surgery to his knee, 10 years after tearing his ligament in a fall during a live stage performance.

A rep for Jedward told “Edward has been suffering knee complications for many years and ongoing pain from a major stage accident that happened many years ago resulting in an ACL injury. Being very active as a performer and touring for many years has done untold damage resulting in the most recent procedure operation.

WESTON-SUPER-MARE, ENGLAND - JULY 4:  Edward Grimes of Jedward is injured while performing on the main stage at T4 On The Beach on July 4, 2010 in Weston-super-Mare, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
Edward Grimes of Jedward was stretchered off the main stage at T4 On The Beach in 2010 after falling and injuring his knee mid-set. (Getty Images)

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“Due to rescheduling of tour dates this was the best time for operation and his recovery. With future work commitments he will be determined to get back to full health with physiotherapy.”

The Lipstick singer fell and injured his knee during T4 On The Beach 2010 while performing an energetic dance routine to their Queen/Vanilla Ice mash-up Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby).

Grimes stumbled during the dance nd crashed to the ground clutching his leg, but then went on to continue the performance until the set ended, both hopping around the stage and dancing on his knees while visibly in pain.

He was eventually stretchered off stage to a waiting ambulance, supported by his twin brother, and underwent keyhole surgery on his torn cruciate ligament at a Dublin clinic three months later.