McSteamy Gave Lip Service -- For Free!

2/6/2008 1:30 PM PST

McSteamy Gave Lip Service -- For Free!

There's a story going around that Eric Dane -- aka Dr. McSteamy on "Grey's Anatomy" -- may have sold the painful story of a skin lesion on his lip to OK! magazine.

But a source close to Dane tells TMZ that all that lip service -- painful though it was to recount -- was given freely, and that no money changed hands. Dane told OK! that the malignant lesion was frozen off by liquid nitrogen -- ouch -- and that he lost 10 pounds after the procedure, because it's difficult for him eat. Nurse!

TMZ spotted Dane and wife Rebecca Gayheart last night around NYC during Fashion Week, and it appears that he's all better -- much better.