Robert Irwin rushed to hospital for emergency surgery

Robert Irwin may have seen his fair share of terrifying animals in his short life, but this week, the 14-year-old had a different kind of scare.

The young wildlife warrior shared a snap on Friday after he was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery.

Taking to Instagram, Bob revealed that he had his appendix removed following a health scare.

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Bob in hospital following the removal of his appendix. Source: Instagram/@robertirwinphotography

“Kicking off the new year with emergency surgery,” he captioned an image that featured him lying in a hospital bed.

Always the optimist, Bob seemed to be in good spirits: “I’m recovering well and feeling so much better without my pesky appendix!”

Robert Irwin

Robert is a budding photographer and currently works out of the Australia Zoo. Source: Instagram/@robertirwinphotography

Be has reached out to The Australia Zoo for comment.

It comes after the budding photographer revealed to The Courier Mail in November that he wanted to forge his own path rather than follow in his famous father's footsteps.

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Robert pictured with sister Bindi and Dad Steve at Australia Zoo in 2005. Source: Getty

“I don't want be exactly like Dad, I don't want to be Dad, but I do want to continue his legacy,” he said.

“I am trying to make him proud. I would like him to be proud.”

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