Neil Patrick Harris has surgery after sea urchin spines cause infection

BANG! NEWS – Neil Patrick Harris has undergone surgery after getting an infection when he fell “onto a sea urchin”.

The former How I Met Your Mother actor has revealed how the accident on a trip to Croatia left him with two of the creature’s spines stuck in his hand.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday after having them removed, he wrote, “Had surgery today. I tripped and hand planted onto a sea urchin almost two months ago while climbing rocky cliffs in Croatia. Most of the tiny spines I dug out myself, but two refused to leave and one got infected. Turns out it pierced through a tendon.”