Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins gives health update after endometriosis surgery

Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins has given a health update to her fans, after having surgery for complications with her endometriosis last week.

The chronic health condition affects an estimated one in 10 women, and is something Watkins has battled for years.

She was forced to pull out of part of The Wiggles' Australia tour over the next five weeks with the pain becoming too much.

"On advice from my specialist, a difficult decision has been made for me to be urgently admitted to hospital to have an operation to manage the pain that endometriosis has brought on," Ms Watkins said in a statement.

Now, she's posted a photo to Instagram saying the surgery "went well".

"Thank you for all the well wishes," she wrote, followed by a love-heart emoji.

"Operation went well and now in recovery."

Endometriosis is a condition that causes intense pain when a layer of tissue that normally covers the inside of the uterus grows elsewhere - on organs such as the bowel, cervix and bladder.

There is currently no cure. The pain and other symptoms are simply managed.

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