Robin Williams Recovering Well After Surgery

March 23, 2009 By:
Robin Williams Recovering Well After Surgery

Robin Williams is recovering well after having heart surgery on Friday. Surgeon Marc Gillinov of the Cleveland Clinic said in a statement today:

"Mr. Williams' operation went extremely well, and we expect him to make a full recovery. The 3-1/2-hour heart surgery was conducted to replace his aortic valve, repair his mitral valve and correct his irregular heart beat."

"His heart is strong, and he will have normal heart function in the coming weeks with no limitations on what he'll be able to do."

The doctor added that a couple hours after surgery, Williams was even joking around with the medical team and making everyone laugh.

Robin released a statement to Us Weekly saying, "The professionals at the University of Miami Hospital and ultimately at the Cleveland Clinic were all fantastic.

"I can't thank them enough for their kindness and dedication while I was in their care. I must also thank all the people who have expressed their love and concern for me. I have been deeply touched by their support."

Williams then joked, "I got some great new material for the tour and can't wait to get back on the road. I'm thinking the next leg of the tour will be 'Weapons of Self-Destruction and Reconstruction!'"

His stand-up comedy show had been put on hold until after the surgery, but it looks like he’s already ready to get back no stage. The show will reportedly resume in the fall. We’re glad to hear Robin is back in good health!