'Bachelorette' Contestant Kiptyn Locke Has Emergency Spinal Surgery

Kiptyn Locke
Kiptyn Locke — a contestant on “The Bachelorette” who jumped to the show “Bachelor Pad” — just underwent 4 1/2 hours of emergency surgery to repair severely ruptured discs in his neck … that were perilously compressing against his spine.

Neck injuries are no joke … but we”re told Locke — who is currently dating former “Bachelor” contestant Tenley Molzahn (left) — is expected to make a full recovery. It”s unclear how Kiptyn injured himself.

Tenley says, “There are definitely angels involved in this emergency.”