September 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - Robin Williams is recovering at a hospital in
Cleveland after having heart surgery his doctors deemed successful.
The 57-year-old actor had an operation to replace an aortic
valve at the Cleveland Clinic on March 13. Publicists Mara Buxbaum
and Chris Kanarick say he is expected to make a complete recovery
in the next eight weeks.
Williams was initially treated at the University of Miami
Hospital before being transferred to Cleveland. He had been in
Florida earlier this month when he was forced to cancel the
remainder of his one-man comedy show, "Weapons of
Self-Destruction" after experiencing shortness of breath.
In a statement Monday, Williams thanked his doctors and "all of
the people who have expressed their love and concern for me."
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