Jon Hamm Throat Surgery Will Remove Benign Vocal Polyp

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Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 04:46 PM

By David Ogul

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“Mad Men” star Jon Hamm will undergo throat surgery next week to remove a polyp from his vocal cord.

Doctors say Hamm will undergo a routine outpatient procedure and is expected to make a full recovery.

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Gossip Cop debunked suggestions that Hamm is in dire straits, and quoted a “rock-solid” source as saying, “He only has one (singular) polyp, and it is NOT cancerous at all.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine defines a vocal polyp as a "soft, benign (noncancerous) growth, similar to a blister. Voice polyps cause the voice to be hoarse, low, and breathy."

Singers and actors who use their voice often are prone to developing polyps, according to various medical websites. Symptoms include a shooting pain from ear to ear, a “lump-in-the-throat” sensation, neck pain, and voice and body fatigue.

The procedure is scheduled to take place in Boston next week.

Hamm has become well known for his role as Don Draper in the AMC drama series “Mad Men,” which premiered in 2007. He won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series the following year.

“'Mad Men' has had a transcendent impact on our popular culture, and it has played a prominent role in building our Lionsgate brand,” Kevin Beggs, chairman of Lionsgate Television Group, was quoted as saying in a recent Hollywood Reporter story detailing how the show’s final run of 14 episodes will be spread over two years.

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