Jon Hamm Ready for Throat Surgery

By ABC News

Sep 30, 2013 12:45pm
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Jon Hamm is ready for throat surgery.

“I’m talking with a limp. That’s the best way I can put it,” the “Mad Men” star told ABC News Radio. “It’s a very simple, easy procedure to have done… and I’ll sound like me again in a month.”

Last week, a rep for Hamm, 42, said that the actor will have a polyp removed from his throat.

“This is s basically the result of 42 years of talking non-stop,” Hamm, whose dark comedy “The Young Doctor’s Notebook,” premieres Oct. 2nd on Ovation, said. “If you do anything for that long, sometimes you tweak it, and I got tweaked.”

The procedure, which will reportedly take place this week, is well-timed for the actor, who is not currently shooting his Emmy-winning AMC drama. (That will start next month — which, coincidentally, is how long he’ll need to recover from his surgery.)

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“Funny how that works!” he said. “Then I can re-injure it all over again, it will be fantastic.”

After all, he noted, he’s not sure how to avoid talking as much as he does now.

“Unfortunately I’m in the talking business,” he said. “That would directly affect my ability to pay my rent.”

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