Kiefer Sutherland has surgery on ruptured cyst

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.

Other celebrities who have recently had surgery include Robin Williams, Bill Clinton and Regis Philbin.

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