Ron Jeremy

I'm Giving Death

a Hard Time

2/6/2013 8:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ron Jeremy REFUSES TO DIE ... and TMZ has the photo proof!!

After undergoing multiple surgeries for a heart aneurysm last month, the 59-year-old porn legend is making a miraculous recovery ... and even took a photo with a nurse while giving the ol' thumbs up.

It's pretty incredible considering Ron's situation was so bad, he was put in the intensive care unit at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai hospital.

But now, Ron's rep tells us the porn giant is "alert and awake and in his own room on the road to recovery."

In fact, The Hedgehog was able to muster up a statement of his own ... telling TMZ, "Thank you ALL for the concern & well wishes, I'm doing very well thanks to modern technology!"