Former ‘Flipping Out’ Star Jeff Lewis Undergoes Neck Surgery for Spinal Cord Condition; Ex Gage Edward Comments

Jeff’s response to the countless “pain in the neck” jokes he’s had to hear this week…

Former Flipping Out star Jeff Lewis is currently recovering in the hospital after undergoing neck surgery for Cervical Myelopathy, a spinal cord condition from which he suffers. 

According to People, Jeff went under the knife on Wednesday. He spoke about his condition on a recent episode of his SiriusXM radio show, Jeff Lewis Live, explaining that he had been experiencing pain in his lower back and neck, as well as instability in his legs. After an MRI, he was informed that he was suffering from Cervical Myelopathy. 

“There is a disc actually in my neck that’s pushing against my spinal cord and has bruised my spinal cord, which has caused nerve damage,” he said, adding, “if it goes untreated it can cause paralyzation – and it gets progressively worse.” 

On Wednesday, Jeff’s radio show co-host and former ‘Flipping Out’ interior designer Megan Weaver shared the news that Jeff had made it out of surgery and was recovering. 

“He made it! Thank god I still have a job,” she wrote. “Successful surgery and recovering in hospital. Thank you for all your DMs checking in. Put funeral plans on hold.” 

Proving that his sense of humor had survived the procedure as well, Jeff shared a snarky edited image to Instagram on Thursday, featuring his ex Gage Edward pulling the plug on his hospital equipment. 

The image included a speech bubble that read, “It’s Monroe Edwards now b*tch,” – a dig at the lawsuit Gage served Jeff in February asking that their daughter Monroe’s name be legally changed to include Gage’s last name, despite “Edward” not actually being Gage’s last name, but rather his middle name. 

Gage commented on the post, writing “I’ve been looking for that [plug] for a while.”

The former couple/co-stars split in 2019 and have seemingly battled each other in court and in the press ever since. 

In August of last year, the exes were able to put aside their differences and come to a temporary custody agreement for Monroe but by October, they were at odds once again and the custody agreement was off. 

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(Photos: Bravo; Instagram) 


4 Responses

  1. All my prayers for your full recovery, Jeffrey! Glad everything went well!

    For the happiness and well-being of your precious daughter, you and Gage need to work together on co-parenting. You don’t have to be a couple, but you do have to be best friends! There, I said it! And if that means you are the one trying harder to achieve this relationship, that’s what it’s going to take. Trust me on this. Monroe will someday thank you for never saying a cross word against her (other) father. For giving her the comfort of knowing that it was only ever all about her. You’re an older dad, don’t waste time.

    1. Jeff and Gage dont co-parent, rhe courts and attorneys co-parent for them. They’re both selfish and immature and can’t put aside their egos for their daughter. Like, why the hell would Gage request that Monroe gets his ‘last name’ (stage name) He did it to be a dick.

      1. I know, and you are right, of course. Sometimes I just dream that they like to read about themselves on The Ashley, and they’ll see my plea and be enlightened! Jeff is an older dad and he doesn’t have a lot of time to fix this. My ex was a huge jerk, but he was not jerky to our kids, so I just pretended we were great pals and doting parents. Got along with him at all costs. It wasn’t easy, but It really helped. Nowadays we even do stuff with our little grandkids together! (Even huge jerks mellow with age!) He even picks me up and we drive together! Our kids brag about us. And I’m younger than Jeff, so I know he can do it! Jeff probably has less time on this earth with Monroe than Gage does, so he needs to get on it. I’m praying for them all!

        1. Your ex sounds like a narcissist, and you did/do the right thing, not engage with him. My mother is a narcissist, and my father finally left her in 2015 after 35 years of marriage. I was 34, and wished he had left earlier. She’s a happiness sucking vacuum and I rarely let my 1 1/2 year old son around her, and I’d never trust her for an overnight with him. My dad actually just got remarried this past weekend to a woman he kind of dated in high school, and met up with at our schools ‘all class reunion’

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