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Sean Connery Has Surgery for Kidney Tumor

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LONDON (AP) _ Sean Connery has undergone surgery for a kidney tumor and is recovering at his home in the Bahamas, his spokesman said Sunday.

The 75-year-old Scottish actor underwent the operation a few weeks ago in New York, spokesman James Barron said.

``He's very fit _ he's 100 percent plus,'' Barron said of the former James Bond actor, who won a 1988 Academy Award as supporting actor for ``The Untouchables.'' In 2000, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Connery told The Sunday Times that he ``was opened in five places.''

His brother, Neil, told the newspaper that ``as far as I'm led to believe, the tumor was benign. He seems to be quite upbeat about it.''

Connery, an ardent Scottish nationalist, is scheduled to record a voiceover for a political program for the pro-independence Scottish National Party. He also plans to attend Tartan Day festivities in New York in April, party leader Alex Salmond said.
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