Sean Connery Has Surgery for Kidney Tumor

03/13/2006 at 08:00 AM EST

Sean Connery Has Surgery for Kidney Tumor
Guillaume Gaffiot/Visual/ZUMA
Sean Connery underwent surgery for a kidney tumor a few weeks ago in New York and is now recovering at his home in the Bahamas, his spokesman said Sunday.

The former PEOPLE Sexiest Man Alive and the screen's best-remembered James Bond, 75, is " very fit – he's 100 percent plus," the rep, James Barron, tells the Associated Press.

Connery, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II six years ago, told The Sunday Times of London that he "was opened in five places," and that the operation – which he kept secret except to his family and some close friends – had been a success.

His brother, Neil, told the newspaper that "as far as I'm led to believe, the tumor was benign. He seems to be quite upbeat about it."

Sean also plans to attend Tartan Day festivities in New York in April, party leader Alex Salmond said.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Inside Kate's Life as a Princess Mom
  • Inside Kate's Life as a Princess Mom
  • A Duggar Engaged
  • Amanda Bynes: The Truth About Her Condition

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

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