Greg Mortenson Hospitalized for Heart Surgery

Embattled Three Cups of Tea author cancels May appearance
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2011 7:48 AM CDT
This undated file photo provided by New Mark Communications shows Greg Mortenson of Roseville, Minn.   (AP Photo/New Mark Communications via The St. Paul Paul Pioneer Press, File)

(Newser) – As embattled author and philanthropist Greg Mortenson finds himself facing allegations of fraud, he also faces a health scare. Mortenson, whose charity is under investigation by the Montana attorney general, canceled an appearance in Massachusetts next month after being hospitalized for heart surgery. Officials for the group sponsoring the May 3 event say they were told the author will undergo surgery to repair a hole in his heart, the AP reports. Click for the latest on the scandal over Mortenson’s Three Cups of Tea. (Read more Three Cups of Tea stories.)

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