24’s filming halted due to Kiefer Sutherland’s surgery

February 17th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

241 Los Angeles, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The production of Fox’s TV drama ‘24’ has been halted, as actor Kiefer Sutherland has to undergo emergency surgery. Kiefer is suffering from a ruptured cyst near his kidney, which required surgery. So the production house had no option, but to halt the filming till Keifer recuperates from the surgery.

The production house said that the shooting is expected to be back on track, in about a week’s time, when Kiefer Sutherland returns. According to a statement by the production house, “We hope to resume production shortly and do not anticipate any disruption in the broadcast of this season’s episodes.” The production house didn’t elaborate much on Sutherland’s illness, and said that it was just a medical procedure. Sutherland is also the executive producer of the drama series. He also plays the character of Jack Bauer in the series.

Sutherland’s publicist, Evelyn Karamanos, stated: “While Kiefer Sutherland is frustrated to miss even one day of work, he and Fox decided together that it would be best to complete this minor elective procedure now as a precaution as opposed to six weeks from now when production wraps. He looks forward to returning to work next week.”

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