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Connery fine after tumour surgery

London, March 13 (AP): Sean Connery has undergone surgery for a kidney tumour and is now recovering at home, his spokesman said.

The 75-year-old Scottish actor underwent surgery a few weeks ago in New York and is recuperating at his house in the Bahamas, spokesman James Barron said.

Hes very fit ' hes 100 per cent plus, Barron said of the former James Bond actor, who won an Academy Award in 1988, as the best supporting actor, for his performance in 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 Im led to believe, the tumour was benign. He seems to be quite upbeat about it.

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

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