‘Mad Men’ Season 7 Update and Jon Hamm’s Throat Surgery
By Anshu Shrivastava | September 25, 2013 6:09 PM EST
Jon Hamm, who plays the principal character of suave Don Draper in "Mad Men," will be undergoing throat surgery, next week.
The actor, 42, has a large polyp on his vocal chords, according to reports. Life and Style Magazine reports that Jon Hamm coughed-up blood, recently and decided to visit the doctor.
Erica Gray, a representative of Jon Hamm, said to USA TODAY that the actor is "having a single polyp removed. It is a routine outpatient procedure."
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine's definition of a 'vocal polyp,' it is a "soft, benign (noncancerous) growth, similar to a blister. Voice polyps cause the voice to be hoarse, low, and breathy."
The actor will be undergoing the surgery in Boston.
The four-time Emmy award-winning drama series "Mad Men" was nominated for 12 Emmy awards this year. However, it failed to return home with one. Jon Hamm was nominated for the outstanding actor in a drama series and lost to Jeff Daniels of "Newsroom."
The final season of "Mad Men," which premiers sometime in spring, 2013 will be split into two parts. AMC had come with a similar strategy for its cult drama series, "Breaking Bad," which wraps-up on Sunday.
According to The New York Times, "Mad Men" show-runner, Matthew Weiner, is expected to shoot all the 14 episodes in one production cycle.
"We plan to take advantage of this chance to have a more elaborate story told in two parts, which can resonate a little bit longer in the minds of our audience," Weiner said in a statement as quoted by The New York Times.
Variety reports that Weiner has signed veteran screenwriter, Robert Towne, to write for the seventh and the final season of "Mad Men."
The first season of "Mad Men" premiered in 2007. The New York Times reports that the "first seven shows (of the final season) will be shown next spring under the title "The Beginning". The second group will be shown in 2015 and will be called "The End of an Era."
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Join the Conversation
- Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Photographed Fighting Before ‘Unbroken’ Sydney Premiere – Report [VIDEO]
- 'NCIS Los Angeles' Season 6 Recap: Episode 9 'Traitor' Aired On Nov. 24, 2014, The Hunt For The ‘NCIS LA’ Mole Is Over [WATCH VIDEOS]
- ‘The Young And The Restless’ (Y&R) Nov. 26 Spoilers: Victoria Finds Who The Father Of Her Child Is And Jack And Phyllis Rekindle Romance
- ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season7, Episode 12 Spoilers: Thanksgiving Break, SAMCRO Returns In December [VIDEO]
- 'Glee' Season 6 Spoilers, Air Date: Naya Rivera Teases Wedding In Final Chapter, Lea Michele Tweets 700th Song Number
- Russia Is Ready for Shooting War, Will Likely Win Looming Nuclear Showdown with U.S. – Report
- Home Depot Early Black Friday 2014 Sale Up To Nov. 29, 2014 Includes Special Buys On Appliances Such As Samsung Refrigerators, Whirlpool Electric Ranges And Hoover Vacuum Cleaners
- Microsoft Band Runs Out Of Stock, But Offers $10 Gift Voucher To Wait-Listed Customers
- ISIS War: US Airstrikes Lead to Growing ISIS Support In Syria; Russia Questions Coalition's Policies
- Google Joins Forces with GoPro Inc with New Google Maps Focusing on Destination
- Target Early Black Friday 2014 Sale Ad Released For Nov. 26, 2014 Includes Deals On Toys, HDTVs And Video Games Such As ‘FIFA 15’ And ‘NHL 15’ For Xbox 360 [WATCH VIDEO]