AceShowbiz - "Monty Python" funnyman John Cleese is recovering from surgery after a cancerous tumor was removed from his leg.
The 80-year-old had a minor operation on Friday, June 05, and on Monday he updated fans via Twitter, cracking jokes about his health scare.
"Had a minor operation on Friday," he explained. "A surgeon cut a small cancerous bit out of my leg Very minor. At my age this sort of thing happens about once a week."
Cleese then heaped praise on the surgeon, adding, "He did a beautiful job, sewed it up and said, 'Tis but a scratch' " - a reference to a line uttered by the battle-weary Black Knight in Python comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".