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Cleese doesn't mention the war during eye surgery

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jun 12th 2009 12:00PM
John Cleese is recovering from eye surgery in the UK.According to Twitter, John Cleese is recovering from successful eye surgery in the U.K.

Following a procedure on his left eye, Cleese handed his Tweets over to a friend, Garry Scott-Irvine. That buddy is keeping fans updated on the Monty Python and Fawlty Towers legend's condition. Fans sent scores of well-wishes to Cleese as he heals up in a British hospital.

The 69-year-old comedian is reportedly in good health otherwise and looking to head home later this week. His chosen method of communication is ironic when you consider Cleese sells a t-shirt on his site entitled: "WTF is Twitter?"

Viewers can actually spot a couple things in the photos. First of all, Cleese is starting to look like a distinguished, elderly British man and less like the insane, wide-eyed comic of ages passed.

And, even treasured celebrities get the same cruddy, Crimean War hospital beds we see on British TV.

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