George Lopez Undergoes Kidney Transplant

04/26/2005 at 08:00 AM EDT

George Lopez Undergoes Kidney Transplant
George Lopez
Sthanlee B Mirador/Shooting Star
Both actor-comedian George Lopez and his wife, Ann, "are resting comfortably in their Los Angeles home and are both expected to make a full recovery" after Ann gave her husband one of her kidneys during a transplant operation last week, according to a statement from his publicist.

The surgery took place at an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles and was required due to a genetic condition that caused his kidneys to deteriorate, said the statement. No further details were provided.

Filming on his TV show, ABC's George Lopez, has wrapped for the season, the Associated Press reports. Lopez, 44, also completed work on The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl, due to open June 10.

Late last month Lopez appeared as a witness in the Michael Jackson trial, testifying that the accuser's father in the case had hit him up for money. He also made the courtroom laugh a few times, including when he was asked if he had ever heard of the largely Hispanic L.A. suburban of El Monte. He said every Hispanic had heard of El Monte.

Lopez and his wife, a writer whose credits include her husband's show, have been married since 1993 and have one child, a daughter.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters