Actor Kiefer Sutherland, who is the star and executive producer of the TV hit show “24”, has to undergo surgery after a cyst near his kidney ruptured last week. The show cannot go on without Kiefer! 20th Century FOX Television decided to temporarily completely shut down production of the show.
Kiefer’s publicist, Evelyn Karamanos, said in a statement, “While Kiefer Sutherland is frustrated to miss even one day of work, he and Fox decided together that it would be best to complete this minor elective procedure now as a precaution as opposed to six weeks from now when production wraps. He looks forward to returning to work next week.”
20th Century Fox Television also issued a statement: “We are temporarily suspending production of ’24′ while our friend and colleague Kiefer Sutherland undergoes a medical procedure. We hope to resume production shortly and do not anticipate any disruption in the broadcast of this season’s episodes.”
Health should always come first! Even though the filming has been suspended, this should not affect the on-air schedule of the show, which is now in its eighth series. We wish Kiefer a fast recovery and we expect to see a lot more of Jack Bauer.
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