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OTRC: Jon Hamm of 'Mad Men' to undergo throat surgery

Jon Hamm and wife Jennifer Westfeldt appear at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California on Sept. 22, 2013. (Lionel Hahn / abacausa / Kyle Rover / startraksphoto.com)

Jon Hamm is preparing to undergo throat surgery to remove a large polyp.

The actor, who portrays philandering advertising executive Don Draper on the hit AMC series "Mad Men," appeared to sound raspy and hoarse at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards over the weekend, when the actor presented the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series to "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Hamm's spokesperson told People magazine that the surgery is a "routine outpatient procedure. He's having a single polyp removed from his throat."

Hamm was nominated for his role as Don Draper at the Emmys. He lost to actor Jeff Daniels for his role on the HBO drama series "Newsroom." Hamm has been nominated for his role six times since its debut in 2007.

Hamm and his other "Mad Men" cast members are gearing up for the show's seventh and final season next year, which AMC announced will be split in two parts, airing in the spring of 2014 and spring of 2015. Show creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner had said in 2011 that the series would end after three more seasons.

The split seventh season of "Man Men" in total will contain 14 episodes, with each half airing seven episodes at a time. The split final season mentality has proven to be a major success for AMC's other hit series, "Breaking Bad," which is set to air its series finale Sunday, Sept. 29.

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