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05/03/2017 09:32 am ET

Jim Gaffigan's Wife Jeannie Has Large Brain Tumor Removed

"I'm coming back!" she says.
The couple attended a party April 12 in New York City shortly before Jeannie Gaffigan had surgery to remove the tumor.
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The couple attended a party April 12 in New York City shortly before Jeannie Gaffigan had surgery to remove the tumor.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan has revealed that his wife and collaborator Jeannie recently underwent surgery to have a “life-threatening” brain tumor removed.

Gaffigan made the announcement Monday over Facebook, writing that his wife was recovering at home.

The Gaffigans have been married since 2003 and have five children. The two created “The Jim Gaffigan Show” on TV Land, and Jeannie has also served as a co-writer and producer on her husband’s comedy specials.

Jeannie chimed in on her recovery with an Instagram post.

I'm coming back! Thanks for your prayers. I'm alive!

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