Of course nothing Hogan does is private. The whole ordeal was filmed for his daughter's reality TV show.
After a warning that major surgery - with metal rods put in his back - could end his hopes of a grappling comeback, Hulk opted for the lighter laser surgery instead.
The whole procedure was filmed and broadcast on his daughters new reality show, Brooke Knows Best.
The former world champion insisted that he felt better almost immediately after the procedure and proved the Hulk of old was back when he told pal and fellow ex-wrestling star Brian Knobs: "What the f*** are you bringing me flowers for? I'm not your damn girlfriend."