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Controversial Three Cups Author Greg Mortenson Has Heart Surgery

Greg Mortenson

First Posted: 06/10/11 11:38 AM ET Updated: 08/10/11 06:12 AM ET

"Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson, who is under fire over allegations he fabricated much of his story, is recovering from open heart surgery, a representative said on Thursday.
Mortenson, 53, underwent the surgery last week to repair a very large hole in his heart, or an atrial septal defect, said Anne Beyersdorfer, the acting executive director of Mortenson's Montana-based charity, the Central Asia Institute.

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