The ex-Beatle has an operation on his lung in the US...

GEORGE HARRISON has undergone surgery in the US to remove a growth from one of his lungs.

According to press reports this morning (May 4), the former Beatle underwent surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to remove the cancerous growth. The operation is said to have been successful, and Harrison has now flown to Tuscany in Italy with his wife to recover.

A statement has been issued by his lawyers, which claims Harrison to be well, and “the most relaxed and free” he has been since he was attacked in his home and almost stabbed to death by an intruder in 1999.

The statement reads: “The operation was successful and George has made an excellent recovery. He is in the best of spirits and on top form – the most relaxed and free since the attack on him in 1999. He is now enjoying a holiday in Tuscany.”

On a lighter note, the statement plays on the titles of two of Harrison‘s most well known records, adding: “Although ‘All Things Must Pass’ away, George has no plans right now and is still ‘Living In The Material World’, and wishes everyone all the very best, God Bless, and not to worry.”