Houston businessman Jim McIngvale, also known as Mattress Mack, is recovering from neck surgery.
The owner of Gallery Furniture says the pain started in late October, and may be related to his days playing college football.
McIncvale attended North Texas State University. Mattress Mack posted selfie videos on Facebook before and after the operation.
His philanthropic efforts have included helping people during and after Tropical Storm Harvey a little over two years ago, and even though he was in pain, Mattress Mack, who always gives back, fed hundreds of families free meals on Thanksgiving Day.
Mattress Mack lost $13 million in bets this year when the Houston Astros failed to win the World Series.