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  • FILE - In this March 20, 2013 file photo, "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm poses at the season six premiere of the drama series at the Directors Guild of America, in Los Angeles. Hamm says he’s “fine” despite an upcoming procedure to remove a polyp on his vocal cord.“It's a simple injury,” said a raspy sounding Hamm in an interview Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Thursday, September 26, 2013 11:58 pm

Jon Hamm on vocal cords: 'I'm fine'

By NICOLE EVATTAssociated Press

"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm says he's "fine" despite an upcoming procedure to remove a polyp on his vocal cord.

In an interview Thursday, a raspy sounding Hamm said the "simple injury" was from overuse of his voice. "Because I talk a lot," he added.

Besides the polyp, the 42-year-old actor insisted that he's "healthy as a horse."

Hamm's publicist Erica Gray said he will undergo a routine outpatient procedure.

Up next Hamm stars opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the miniseries, "A Young Doctor's Notebook," premiering Oct. 2 on Ovation.

It is based on a collection of short stories by Russian playwright Mikhail Bulgakov.

Hamm described the series, which originally aired in the U.K., as "darkly comic," "gory" and "fun."




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AP Television Writer Lynn Elber contributed to this report.