**Update: Gene Mueller plans to return on Monday, Oct. 14th**
When Gene Mueller walks, there is no longer a hitch to his giddy-up.
“I’m not bow-legged anymore. I’ll need to see if my pants still fit,” joked the 63-year-old.
The host of WTMJ’s Wisconsin’s Morning News has been ‘on leave’ since the beginning of September as he recuperates from double knee replacement surgery.
According to Mueller, it was a procedure he sorely needed.
“Everything was a chore (before the surgery),” he explained. “(But) I’m getting my mobility back. I’m getting a better ‘quality of life’ back.”
Mueller is improving every day.
“The knees are great. I’m getting more confident every day,” he said while sitting on his couch in the basement of his Hales Corners home. Walking up-and-down the stairs to his ‘man-cave’ was a recent development in his recovery efforts.
The Milwaukee radio veteran misses the “energy” and “adrenaline” of being on the air and admitted he’s growing stir-crazy at home.
“(I miss) being around young people. It’s invigorating. And at this point everyone is younger than me,” he joked.
Mueller will meet with his surgeon in the coming days to determine the next step of the recovery process. He’s confident he will return soon.