Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo gave the thumbs up as he prepared to undergo surgery for a rare bone disorder.
The 17-year-old actor has cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD), a rare condition which affects the growth of the bones and teeth.
Matarazzo, who plays Dustin Henderson in Netflix sci-fi drama Stranger Things, was wheeled into surgery on Wednesday and shared the news on Instagram.
“Surgery number 4! This is a big one!” he said, alongside a picture of him giving a thumbs up from his hospital bed.
Matarazzo also shared a link for more information about CCD.
While Matarazzo did not share details of the surgery, he previously revealed he has undergone multiple operations on his mouth.
He told People has a “very mild case” of CCD compared to others.
“There’s a one in a million chance that you have of getting it — most likely you get it from a parent, but it just happened for me,” he said.
“I have a very mild case so it doesn’t affect me as much, but it can be a very difficult condition to have.”
Matarazzo, who stars in Stranger Things alongside British teen actress Millie Bobby Brown, believes having CCD affected his career – until he landed a role on the Netflix show.
He credits the condition with helping him get the part.