Jon Hamm “FREAKED out” when he started to cough up blood, according to friends of the actor. Yeah, I would have freaked out, too. Turns out the problem is throat polyps. Polyps has to be the grossest word in the English language, right? Here’s some more throaty details from National Enquirer:
The ENQUIRER has learned that hunk Hamm’s ["hunk Hamm"? seriously?] been hiding the fact that he has two large polyps on his vocal cords – and he’s dragged his feet about getting medical treatment for them.
“In the past Jon has been terrified that if he has them removed, his vocal cords could be severely damaged,” said a pal. “Jon has tried to deal with the pain, but over time, he started coughing more and more often, which only aggravated his condition and made his throat feel like it was raw.”
But Hamm, 42, realized he was dealing with something serious when he started coughing up blood.
“He FREAKED out,” said the source. “He went to see a doctor who told him he needs to have the polyps removed as soon as possible.”
Yeah he should get that taken care of. Vocal cord polyps are basically like having blisters on your throat. Oh god ew. Apparently they are more common among actors and singers and those who are required to use their voice a lot. Keith Urban had surgery to remove his in 2011.
Better get that surgery in before the Emmy’s, Hamm hunk!