Jeremy Roloff Opens Up About His Recent Health Scare

A recent health scare has Little People, Big World star Jeremy Roloff determined to change his life and get in better shape. The reality star revealed in an Instagram post that he recently underwent surgery for a problem that has been plaguing him for a while.

"Yesterday I had my first surgery," he captioned a picture of himself on November 2. "Inguinal hernia surgery. I've had a hernia for the past few years, but thought I could live with it in order to avoid surgery, so I ignored it."

Jeremy Roloff revealed why he finally decided to have the surgery

Ignoring it didn't work too well, though, and things recently came to a breaking point for Roloff. He said that the pain became too intense, and that the hernia resulted in other problems. "However, over the last several months I've been having some increasing health concerns, specifically severe lower back pain and chronic shoulder pain," he wrote. "I've come to realize that I've been subconsciously protecting my hernia with poor posture and lack of core strength. I've pretty much eliminated all physical exercise too which has increased the problem because of muscle loss which has me walking weird as well."

He added, "I've been ignoring my health and it all came to a head when just a few days ago I threw out my back after sneezing. Embarrassing, right?"

Jeremy Roloff plans to get in better shape

Everything went well with the surgery, but Jeremy Roloff isn't quite satisfied yet. The Little People, Big World star said that he is now determined to take better care of himself, and says that this is just the start of his journey to better health

"I have a goal to be in the best shape of my life by 32," he said. "Health is something that needs continual attention or else it unnoticeably fades — like most things in life. Time to put some attention back on personal health!"