Australian comedian Barry Humphries, aka Dame Edna Everage, is hospitalized in Australia. The reason was complications from a hip operation that the 89-year-old underwent after a fall last month, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported, citing his family.

According to his wife Lizziespender, Humphries is doing well under the circumstances. “Barry would like to thank everyone for the support and well wishes he has received, but he wants more of them,” the newspaper quoted the family as saying. “He would also like to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at St Vincent’s Hospital.”

The character actor has been known for decades primarily for his cult fictional character Dame Edna, a stuffy, shrill housewife. Trademarks of the drag queen: purple hair and oversized, sparkling glasses. Humphries also attended Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding as his alter ego Dame Edna.