Jedward star Edward Grimes has thanked fans for their support after he underwent a knee operation and admits the well-wishes "and love" have left him feeling "emotional".

The 28-year-old singer, who found fame by competing on 2009's The X Factor alongside his twin brother John, took to social media to share selfies from his hospital bed both before and after the surgery.

He wrote: ''Pre Operation vs after Operation!

''Thank you Ray Moran you superhero! Can't wait to be back up and rocking the stage! I'm forever grateful!!

''All I want is Tea Right now and to see John! You're messages and love have me emotional! Just need recovery and rest now (sic).''

A representative of the star explained how Edward has "been suffering knee complications for many years and ongoing pain from a major stage accident that happened many years ago resulting in an ACL injury.

''Being very active as a performer and touring for many years has done untold damage resulting in the most recent procedure operation," his spokesperson added to the UK Metro online.

''Due to rescheduling of tour dates this was the best time for operation and his recovery. With future work commitments he will be determined to get back to full health with physiotherapy.''

Jedward recently made headlines after they asked music mogul Simon Cowell to explain why their Vanilla Ice cover from The X Factor has been removed from various online platforms.

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