Sarah Michelle Gellar: Prinze Jr. Exaggerating Post-Op

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Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar's husband of 12 years, Freddie Prinze Jr., has been exaggerating about the difficulty of his spinal surgery postoperative recovery, according to the former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star.

Prinze Jr., 38, underwent the procedure in November, and is presently doing physical therapy. The I Know What You Did Last Summer and She's All That actor has been posting a slew of dramatic tweets, documenting his ordeal.

Gellar, 37, chimed in to say that Prinze Jr.'s take on his recovery has been "greatly exaggerated."

While attending the 4th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, Gellar commented on Prinze Jr.'s actual status. When asked how her husband was holding up, Gellar replied sarcastically, "You mean ‘learning how to walk’?! I can’t even. ... I’m not joking. Our mail woman - god bless her heart - was like, ‘I prayed for you Freddie and it worked, you’re walking’. He’s fine. He did have very serious surgery, there’s no question, but his 'learning how to walk again' has been greatly exaggerated."

Prinze Jr., who presently works as a World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. editor and director, used Twitter to comprehensively document his surgery:

Back in July, Prinze Jr. was in the news after bashing 24 costar Kiefer Sutherland. Prinze had commented, “Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That’s not me talking trash, I’d say it to his face, I think everyone that’s worked with him has said that.”

The recovering actor added, “I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped.”