title iconAfter multiple amputations, Dean Winters lives in pain

It has been a decade since actor Dean Winters underwent surgery, resulting in several amputations, and he now admits that he has not been able to walk without being in pain since 2009.

As he explained to another source, "I have neuropathy on a whole other level, where I can't feel my hands and my feet, and I'm suffering from that daily." He continued, "If I step on a pebble, I feel like I'm going to fall out of my chair."

In 2009, the star of the TV series "Law & Order: SVU" and the movie "Oz" almost succumbed to a bacterial infection and went into cardiac arrest after contracting it. It is believed that doctors amputated two of his toes and half of a thumb after multiple surgeries and suffering from gangrene. As a result, he has been experiencing discomfort as a result of that.

As a result, it is like a very weird dichotomy. There is nothing you can do about it. It is really hard to figure out." he said. There has been a lot of sucking up on my part because, you know, the alternative is not one I wish to be in."

Furthermore, he said he almost declined the offer to play "Mayhem" in the Allstate commercials due to the fact that he thought he would be hospitalized again for another surgery, but that the insurance company was "relentless" in signing him to play the role. The Old English definition of the word 'mayhem' is 'one with amputations' in the Webster dictionary, and that's crazy if you look in the dictionary," Winters said.