Dr. Jack Rock, a neurosurgeon at Henry Ford Health System explains acoustic neuroma brain tumors, the type Kelly Stafford revealed she has. Henry Ford Health System, Detroit Free Press

In a new post on Instagram, Kelly Stafford said she temporarily lost hearing during the 12-hour surgery she underwent to remove a brain tumor last month.

Stafford posted a picture on the social media site Tuesday with her husband, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, and Dr. B. Gregory Thompson from the University of Michigan, who performed the procedure and who she credited with preserving both her facial and hearing function.

“There was a moment when they thought I might have lost my hearing completely,”

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