Jon Hamm Reveals What Caused His Throat Injury

September 27, 2013

Jon Hamm is opening up about his throat injury and overall health after announcing this week that he's scheduled to undergo surgery to remove a polyp on his vocal cord.

"It's a simple injury," a raspy sounding Hamm told the Associated Press in an interview on Thursday. The 42-year-old Mad Men star added that the large polyp (an abnormal tissue growth) developed on his vocal cord "from overuse, because I talk a lot."

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"Other than that, believe it or not, I'm healthy as a horse. Hoarse, get it?" he joked. Hamm's rep has said the polyp removal will be a routine outpatient procedure.

Hamm -- who was nominated for Best Actor at last Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards -- spoke about his loss to Jeff Daniels of the HBO drama Newsroom. "I'm OK with the results. I'm super happy that Jeff won. I think his work is phenomenal," he said.

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