Channel Nine newsreader Peter Overton is recovering after spinal surgery, and has posted photos from his hospital bed.

The 49-year-old tweeted a photo of himself and wife and fellow TV personality Jessica Rowe, writing, “My darling wife a delight 2 see after emerging from spinal surgery.”

Overton’s operation was to relieve a pinched nerve, and saw an outpouring of support from stars including Today Show’s Deborah Knight and celebrity chef Matt Moran.

The newsreader has been a fixture on Australian television screens over the last 25 years.