Former Beatle has surgery at Mayo Clinic

LONDON — George Harrison has had surgery for lung cancer.

The former Beatle, 58, underwent the operation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota earlier this week. A spokeperson said Harrison “has made an excellent recovery” and that “he is in the best of spirits and on top form.”

In December 1999, Harrison and his wife Olivia survived a knife attack from an intruder at their home in Henley-on-Thames, a town to the west of London. Harrison was repeatedly stabbed in the chest but suffered no major injuries.

Harrison was also treated for throat cancer in 1997.

Recently, EMI re-released 1970’s “All Things Must Pass,” Harrison’s first and most successful post-Beatles album.

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