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Robin Williams to Undergo Heart Surgery

3/5/2009 5:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams has postponed the rest of his comedy tour to have heart surgery.

A statement just released by his reps says Robin will have "to undergo surgery for an aortic valve replacement" -- and said his tour will hopefully pick back up in the fall.

The release also included this statement from Williams:

"I'm so touched by everyone's support and well wishes. This tour has been amazing fun and I can't wait to get back out on the road after a little tune-up."

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16.

Michael Madsen    

Try Howie Mandel.

2027 days ago
17.

I laugh at other's misfortunes    

Looks like the blow finally caught up with him. Shoulda stuck with the ganja dude!!

2027 days ago
18.

barbarab    

get well-------prayers are with you

2027 days ago
19.

cicidoodle    

Love, Love Love you Robin WIlliams.
Get well real quick... you scalliwag ;)
you are in my prayers!

2027 days ago
20.

Me    

This is the same surgery Barbara Bush just had (replacing the aortic valve).

2027 days ago
21.

Cela    

Seems so many our age falling apart....best wishes to you, Robin,
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Get well soon!

2027 days ago
22.

casualencounters.comblog    

Dunno 'bout you guys, but I'm totally jerking it.

2027 days ago
23.

LTBK    

You always seemed like a good guy so saying a prayer you will be on your feet and doing your thing real soon!!!

2027 days ago
24.

ilove95037    

As a Jew, how does he come to grips with the fact that he has a pig's valve in him?

2027 days ago
25.

Lauri    

The terminator had his robot value replaced too; time for that mid-life tune-up! ;)

2027 days ago
26.

Dayum    

Why is it there is always some small minded twit that mentions "First",. Grow up for crissakes this isn't school anymore you f*ucking idiots. Best of luck and a speedy recovery Robin Williams.

2027 days ago
27.

hpergrl    

Be well Robin. We love you.

2027 days ago
28.

pollynoo    

Have some coke and a smile...

2027 days ago
29.

anthony    

wow, that is a serious surgery..... all of us fans wish him a quick recovery. i would suggest having a 24/7 nursing staff or emt with him from now on. just as a pre-caution and if there is an emergency they are right there on property.

2027 days ago
30.

tiredinFL    

Best wishes on the surgery and a speedy recovery! Your the best!

2027 days ago
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