Former President George W. Bush recently made headlines for bouncing the ceremonial first pitch at the World Series opener. His daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, shed light on the incident, revealing that her father had back surgery earlier in the year.

She explained, “It did not, it curved, and he just had back surgery, so unfortunately he probably injured himself. ”A spokesperson for President Bush confirmed his back surgery, saying, “President Bush isn’t one to make excuses, but that’s true — he did have fusion surgery on his lower back early this year.” Despite the surgery, he is recovering well.