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Production of 24 has been shut down so the show’s star and executive producer, Kiefer Sutherland, can undergo surgery related to a ruptured cyst near his kidney.

Although the cyst ruptured while he was working earlier in the week, production continued until Friday without him, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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“While Kiefer Sutherland is frustrated to miss even one day of work, he and Fox decided together that it would be best to complete this minor elective procedure now as a precaution as opposed to six weeks from now when production wraps,” said his publicist Evelyn Karamanos in a statement. “He looks forward to returning to work next week.”

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But nothing fells Jack Bauer for long, and bosses say production will probably resume in a week. 20th Century Fox Television also issued a statement on Sunday.

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“We are temporarily suspending production of 24 while our friend and colleague Kiefer Sutherland undergoes a medical procedure,” said studio bosses. “We hope to resume production shortly and do not anticipate any disruption in the broadcast of this season’s episodes.”

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