John Cleese recovering in hospital after mystery eye operation

June 13th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 13 (ANI): Oscar-nominee John Cleese secretly had his left eye operated on Wednesday night, and is presently recovering in hospital.

The Fawlty Towers legend has assured his fans that he is fine.

A picture showing a gown-clad Cleese lying in a hospital bed has been posted on his official Twitter site. There is a large patch over his eye in the picture.

According to the Daily Express, explaining the secrecy surrounding Cleese’s operation, his long-time friend, film producer Garry Scott-Irvine, said: “He didn’t want to alarm you by saying that he was having an eye op yesterday… anyway, he’s alive!”

Cleese’s fans have flooded the blog with comments.

Scott-Irvine has also posted yet another picture featuring Cleese in hospital smiling for the camera

“He perked up when I read him your notes,” he said. (ANI)

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