Jon Hamm to undergo throat surgery to remove polyp

Jon Hamm to undergo throat surgery to remove polyp
Actor Jon Hamm arrives on the red carpet for the 65th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 22, 2013.

US actor Jon Hamm is going for throat surgery. The 42-year-old star of hit TV drama Mad Men is set to undergo the operation next week to remove a single polyp on his vocal cords.

There were previous rumours that he discovered the problem when he was "coughing up blood". According to Hamm's representative, it will be a "routine outpatient procedure" and the polyp is not cancerous.

Vocal cord polyps are apparently common for singers, actors and others who use their voices a great deal. Performers like Adele, Mariah Carey and John Mayer have undergone similar surgeries.

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