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Connery Has Surgery For Kidney Tumor

** FILE ** British actor Sir Sean Connery arrives for the European Film Awards 2005 in Berlin on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 to receive the European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award for his impressive dedication to the world of film for over fifty years. Connery has undergone surgery for a kidney tumor and is now recovering at home, his spokesman said Sunday, March 12, 2006. (AP Photo/Fritz Reiss)
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Sean Connery has undergone surgery for a kidney tumor and is recovering at his home in the Bahamas, his spokesman said Sunday.

The 75-year-old Scottish actor underwent the operation a few weeks ago in New York, spokesman James Barron said.

"He's very fit — he's 100 percent plus," Barron said of the former James Bond actor, who won a 1988 Academy Award as supporting actor for "The Untouchables." In 2000, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Connery told The Sunday Times that he "was opened in five places."

His brother, Neil, told the newspaper that "as far as I'm led to believe, the tumor was benign. He seems to be quite upbeat about it."

Connery, an ardent Scottish nationalist, is scheduled to record a voiceover for a political program for the pro-independence Scottish National Party. He also plans to attend Tartan Day festivities in New York in April, party leader Alex Salmond said.