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Jon Hamm Will Undergo Throat Surgery

But, contrary to rumors, he was never coughing up blood
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2013 9:10 AM CDT
Jon Hamm Will Undergo Throat Surgery
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, left, is assisted by presenter Jon Hamm to accept an award at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Fear not, lovers of Jon Hamm: While the Mad Men star is indeed having throat surgery, the situation is not nearly as dire as you may have heard. Rumor had it Hamm was coughing up blood, but that's not the case, an insider tells Gossip Cop. He just has a non-cancerous polyp on his vocal cord, and removing it is a routine outpatient procedure, the source says. Hamm is expected to recover quickly, though no word on whether he'll have to shave his new beard for the procedure. (Read more Jon Hamm stories.)

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