Date: 22nd September 2008

Swank has benign growth removed

Hilary Swank is recovering from surgery to remove a small benign growth, her manager has said.

In a statement, Jason Weinberg said the 34-year-old double Oscar-winner had visited her doctor after "experiencing some discomfort".

The actress was "prescribed an immediate course of action that included a brief hospitalisation" to remove the growth, he added.

Swank won Oscars for her roles in Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby.

Source: Press Release