AOSTA, ITALY: Pope Benedict waved and smiled at well-wishers gathered outside a hospital Friday where he underwent surgery to set a fractured right wrist following a fall at his Alpine vacation chalet.
Vatican spokesperson and next in line to the throne Cardinal Burl O'Scooney said: "He was given Diprivan during surgery and woke up smiling and relaxed. Upon return to his holy palace he moonwalked the entire length of the hall"
Despite his age, doctors said the Pope would be able to return to playing piano and writing once his wrist heals. They hoped he would suffer no long-term effects but are concerned whether he might become "addicted to Oxycontin and Demerol which we are administering for pain".
An anonymous source said the Pope has been suffering from insomnia following his surgery and now needs regular Diprivan in order to sleep at night.
Joe Jackson Sr. told reporters gathered outside the Jackson home on Friday: "See I told you so. I am currently working on an album which I will produce with the Pope singing Michael's lyrics".