Strong hearted Williams

LOS ANGELES: Robin Williams’ heart surgery “went extremely well” and he is expected

to make a full recovery in eight weeks, according to his surgeon.

Robin Williams underwent heart surgery on March 13. He’s doing well, says his surgeon.

Williams’ publicist quoted the surgeon in a news release on March 23 that revealed the procedure was done on March 13 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

“His heart is strong and he will have normal heart function in the coming weeks with no limitations on what he’ll be able to do,” said Dr Marc Gillinov, a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. “A couple of hours after surgery, he was entertaining the medical team and making us all laugh.”

The 57-year-old comedian postponed his one-man-show tour and entered a Miami, Florida, hospital for testing earlier this month after suffering shortness of breath. Doctors then told Williams he needed an aortic valve replacement, his publicist said.

Williams is expected to resume his 80-city ‘Weapons of Self-Destruction’ tour in the fall, the publicist said.