Do you still remember Sakari Kuosmanen, this is what he looks like now! “I couldn’t walk without pain medication”

The artificial joints put in his knees have brought new zest to the folk artist’s life, and the man is not retiring.

– The wheel will keep turning as long as the spirit is alive, Sakari promises Hymy’s editor Juhamatti Niemi in an article in our printed magazine.

Dressed in shorts, Sakari Kuosmanen, 65, has a big scar on both knees. They come from a surgery a year and a half ago, where artificial joints were replaced in both knees of the folk artist.

– The surgery was worth it, even though it was demanding. My knees had gotten so bad from playing sports and being overweight that I could no longer walk without painkillers. It was a tough place, after having played sports all his life, playing football and ice hockey, Sakari admits.

The new bundles have marked a new beginning for the long-time entertainer.

– I am back in the books of the living. When you don’t touch anything, this is the best. I have already been able to play tennis and ice hockey, and I no longer have to resort to needles and anesthesia.
The return to the sports fields has been visible in the waist.

– The kilos have come off. Rehabilitation of the knee, which required training in the gym, has also helped with that.

Regarding the surgery, Sakaria was consulted by his friend, hockey legend Esa “Tiki” Tikkanen, who underwent a similar operation a couple of years earlier.

– He encouraged the operation and said that after that I will become a young man again. It has been true. I got much younger, says Sakari with a twinkle in her eye.

Sakar’s salvation from the king of the entertainment world, alcohol, was the birth of his first daughter in 1982, which coincided with the craziest years.

– It saved me from a lot of trouble. The liver and other internal organs would have gone, Sakari sighs.

This is what Sakari looks like today (photo: Juhamatti Nieminen)


Source: Hymy by hymy.fi.

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