Mary Tyler Moore Brain Surgery Today to Remove Tumor
Television icon Mary Tyler Moore will be going under the knife today to remove a tumor from the lining of her brain.
A rep for the 74-year-old released this statement regarding the surgery:
“At the recommendation of her neurologist, who has been monitoring this for years, and a neurosurgeon, Mary decided to proceed with this fairly routine procedure.
“Mary went in for an elective surgery that her doctor recommended while she’s healthy.”
The elective surgery her rep is referring to is to remove a meningioma – a benign tumor growing on the protective layer of tissue between the brain and skull.
Moore was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 33 but has successfully controlled the illness for over 40 years.
This week, Mary Tyler appeared on the Rachel Ray Show with Dick van Dyke where looked healthy and happy.
Here’s hoping the surgery goes well and Moore will be back to her bubbly self in no time.