JON Hamm is worried about his health after he recently started coughing up blood.
The Mad Men star has been hiding the fact that he has two large polyps on his vocal cords, and has been dragging 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,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.
“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.”
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.”
Polyps are “blisters” that are thought to form because of overuse or abuse of the vocal cords. People who use their voices a great deal, like teachers, lawyers, singers or actors, are more prone to developing them.
“Jon regrets not taking care of this problem before it got to this point,” the insider added. “He’s hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.”
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