09/26/2013 10:12 am ET

Jon Hamm On Throat Polyp: 'It Sounds Worse Than It Is'

Jon Hamm's rep confirmed that the actor would be undergoing surgery to remove a polyp from his throat, and now the "Mad Men" star is clearing up some of the gruesome rumors surrounding the news.

In an interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night (Sept. 25), Hamm explained that his upcoming surgery is "a very routine procedure" and sounds much worse than it actually is.

"I've got a polyp on my vocal chord. It sounds worse than it is, although it doesn't sound as bad as how the National Enquirer reported it, which was that I was coughing up blood and probably have cancer," Hamm explained to Kimmel with a laugh. "I was like, 'That's good to put that out there. Thanks guys.' Because you know, I cough up blood ... never."

Hamm admitted that his family got a bit freaked out when they heard about the report, which led him to spill the beans about his minor health problem.

"My sister called me and was like, 'Um, is there something you want to tell us?' And I was like, 'No, why?'" Hamm said, adding that his sibling stated, "'We just read that you're probably going to die.' I was like, ‘Wait? When? Who have you been talking to?'"

All jokes aside though, get well soon, Jon.



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