Haley Blum, USA TODAY
USA TODAY - Jon Hamm is OK. Really. Seriously. And he's not dying of throat cancer.
Despite rumors floating around after news broke that the Mad Men actor, 42, would undergo throat surgery next week to remove a polyp, he told the Associated Press Thursday that he's "fine."
"It's a simple injury," he said in an interview with AP, sounding raspy. "Something that develops on your vocal cord from overuse because I talk a lot.
"Other than that, believe it or not, I'm healthy as a horse. Hoarse, get it?" he joked.
His rep confirmed to USA TODAY Tuesday that Hamm will have the "routine outpatient procedure."
Hamm was also on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday (pre-Kanye feud) to dispel rumors. "It sounds worse than it is, although it doesn't sound as bad as how the National Enquirer reported it, which was that I was coughing up blood and probably have cancer.
"That's good to put that out there. Thanks, guys. Thanks a lot," he said jokingly.
Hamm is still rocking a serious beard, which people were talking about on Emmy night