Actress Mary Tyler Moore is recovering after having a four-hour surgery Friday to remove a benign tumor from her brain, according to various press reports.
Moore, the 74-year-old who made her name in the sitcoms “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” opted to have the elective surgery.
For a number of years now she has lived knowing she had a meningioma, which is a benign tumor of the tissue lining the brain.
Moore’s family didn’t specifiy where or when the surgery took place. But a spokeswoman for the actress issued a statement.
“Mary Tyler Moore underwent a four-hour procedure,” the statement said. “The tumor was resected in it entirety and she will require no additional surgery. According to her surgeon, she tolerated the procedure without difficulty and is recovering nicelywith her husband at her bedside.”