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Robin Williams Recovering from Heart Surgery

3/23/2009 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Robin WilliamsTMZ has learned Robin Williams underwent his highly publicized heart surgery and is recovering at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

Robin postponed his comedy tour at the beginning of this month after announcing he needed to have an aortic valve replacement.

UPDATE: Robin's rep just released this statement from his cardiothoracic surgeon:

"Mr. Williams' operation went extremely well and we expect him to make a full recovery. The 3 1/2 hour heart surgery was conducted to replace his aortic valve, repair his mitral valve, and correct his irregular heart beat.

His heart is strong and he will have a normal heart function in the coming weeks with no limitations on what he'll be able to do.

A couple of hours after surgery, he was entertaining the medical team and making us laugh."

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big_ghoti    

Guess the trickies part of the OPERATION was mowing down his chest hair.

2019 days ago
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ash    

good luck to him!

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charlets    

Best wishes to him and his family. I think he has to be one of the all time greats. I had tickets for the NYC show and am disappointed that it was cancelled but I'd rather see Robin Williams healthy and happy. At least he'll be around, I'll get another chance.

GOOD LUCK ROBIN AND GOD BLESS!!!

2019 days ago
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Anon    

30 + years of cocaine abuse and now he has heart problems? Who could have planned for that?

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Whamo    

I hate him and couldn't care less. The most over rated comic EVER!!!! He says nothing funny but because he talks fast people are fooled into thinking he is actually saying something funny. He's a good actor when he's serious...but as a comedian....he SUCKS.

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Kristy in Cleveland    

He could not be at a better place than the Cleveland Clinic for treatment. The Clinic is the best there is. Get well soon, Robin!

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Connie    

I work at the Cleveland Clinic and we have been ranked #1 in heart surgery for a reason. He is in good hands. I wish him the best!

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Brendolyn    

Yay!!! Now THIS is good news to start the week with. I hope Robin continues to do well and will soon be back in front of the audience/camera. He's the best!

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Ryoichi Morita    

I wish him well and quick recovery.

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blueoctober81    

GET WELL SOON AND BEST WISHES!

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omg!    

since when is he funny?

he tries WAY too hard to make people laugh so much so that its uncomfortable to watch

2019 days ago
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PolarBear    

Heart surgery is such a joke!

2019 days ago
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Kat    

You are in our thoughts and prayers...Feel better soon!!!

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Whamo    

Thank you #11 ( OMG) That Too!!!

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pollynoo    

Get him some coke so he can smile...douchebag.

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