“E.R” alum Maura Tierney has released a statement regarding her health issues, which recently caused NBC to delay production of the upcoming series “Parenthood,” Entertainment Weekly reports.
Last week the network did not disclose details of Tierney’s condition, causing alarm.
The actress, however, revealed that she is having surgery to remove a tumor in her breast.
“I will not know either my exact diagnosis or course of treatment until that surgery is performed,” said Tierney in her statement. “My doctors have all assured me this is a very treatable condition. I’m very optimistic as to the outcome and want to thank everyone who has sent positive thoughts and support. I look forward to going back to work soon."