Prompted by dire reports in the media, "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm took the opportunity during an appearance Wednesday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to reassure fans that he’s not dying, US Magazine reports.
In a raspy voice, the 42-year-old actor said during the appearance: "I’ve got a polyp on my vocal cord. It sounds worse than it is, although it doesn’t sound as bad as how the National Enquirer reported it, which was that I was coughing up blood and probably have cancer."
He added: "That’s good to put that out there. Thanks, guys. Thanks a lot. Because, you know, I cough up blood … never!"
Commenting on his upcoming throat surgery, Hamm told Kimmel, "It’s a very routine procedure."
"The actor, who plays handsome, damaged ad executive Don Draper on AMC’s ‘Mad Men,’ is set to begin filming the seventh and final season of the drama series on Nov. 4," the report adds.
Hamm said of the series finale: "I’ve gotten sort of broad strokes as to how it will end. [Creator Matthew Weiner] has a very specific idea as to what he wants to do."