Williams Needs Heart Surgery

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2009 4:20 PM CST
In this Jan. 18 file photo, Robin Williams arrives at the premiere of "World's Greatest Dad" at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
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(Newser) – Robin Williams will soon undergo heart surgery, People reports. The 57-year-old entertainer, who needs a new aortic valve, has canceled performances of his one-man show until at least the fall. He entered a Florida hospital this week short of breath. "I'm so touched by everyone's support and well wishes," Williams said. "This tour has been amazing fun and I can't wait to get back out on the road after a little tune-up."