You are currently viewing the printable version of this article, to return to the normal page, please click here.

`Young and Restless’ actor to have heart surgery

- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 12, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The 7-year-old actor best known as the boy behind the Darth Vader mask in a popular car commercial shown during last year's Super Bowl is having open heart surgery.

Max Page plays Reed on the top-rated CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless." CBS spokeswoman Elise Bromberg says he will have surgery Thursday to replace his pulmonary valve and repair a hole in his heart at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Max was born with a congenital heart defect and has undergone multiple surgeries.

Bromberg says that Max told his mother that he didn't have a choice, and that he "might as well go through it with a good attitude."

Max is expected to be hospitalized for about five days.

___

Online:

http://www.chla.org/max

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.