The Associated Press reports that “X-Men” star Patrick Stewart is recovering at home after undergoing an angioplasty procedure earlier this week to widen an artery.
Angioplasty involves the use of catheters to place a small balloon in a narrowed blood channel. When the balloon is inflated, the artery flows more freely.
The procedure was a success and Stewart will return to work next week, when he plans to finish the upcoming movie “The Game of Their Lives”. He will also start voice over work on the Fox TV animated series “American Dad”.
Stewart won’t be able to make a scheduled appearance at the Canadian National Expo in Toronto on Saturday, however. He was going to be there for a Q&A session as well as pre-signed autographs.
Source: Associated Press