The production of TV’s ‘24’ stopped temporarily to allow the show’s main actor and Executive Producer Kiefer Sutherland to undergo surgery.
According to People.com, Kiefer had surgery related to a ruptured cyst located near his kidney, and the problem is not considered serious.
20th Century Fox released a statement saying: “We are temporarily suspending production of ‘24’ while our friend and colleague Kiefer Sutherland undergoes a medical procedure. We hope to resume production shortly and do not anticipate any disruption in the broadcast of this season’s episodes.”
People.com quotes a representative of Kiefer’s as saying: “While Kiefer Sutherland is frustrated to miss even one day of work, he and FOX decided together that it would be best to complete this minor elective procedure now as a precaution as opposed to six weeks from now when production wraps. He looks forward to returning to work (this) week.”
Further details of his surgery are unknown at this time.