Charlize Theron is such a damn pro that she'll have neck surgery one day, and then the next day, cover up bandage with a couture dress, and hit a red carpet!
Actually, we're not sure if it was the EXACT next day, but, she did have neck surgery very recently for an injury she sustained years ago, and now the effects from the surgery are resurfacing.
But, she made sure to show her pretty smile and walk the red carpet at Variety's 5th Annual Power of Women event in Beverly Hills on Friday (which you can see our EXCLUSIVE coverage HERE and HERE), all while keeping the surgery on the DL.
"Charlize got injured on a set and broke a vertebrae years ago. It's been bothering her a lot lately so she had surgery to correct it and they had to go through her neck. She will be totally fine. She plans just to hang out and rest all weekend and recuperate."
'Go through her neck' sounds like a line out of a horror movie script!
In fact, while on the red carpet:
"She got a small Band-Aid on her neck. She kept fussing with the white scarf. She [was] wearing to cover it, but it was poking out and visible."
We can totally see it now — and we'd love for her to know that it doesn't matter to us!!
As long as she's healthy, happy, and life will be better for her because of the surgery… She shouldn't be worried about showing the bandage, because it just shows what a badass she is!
She looks BEAUTIFUL regardless!
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]