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Hamilton has successful surgery

Updated: June 23, 2010, 8:30 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Olympic gold medal figure skater Scott Hamilton had successful surgery Wednesday to remove a benign brain tumor.

Hamilton's publicist, Michael Sterling, said the 51-year-old skater was "doing very well" after surgery Wednesday morning at a Boston hospital and was expected to make a full recovery.

Doctors discovered the tumor near Hamilton's pituitary gland in 2004. He underwent a successful procedure to shrink the tumor, but it grew back and forced him to have the surgery ...

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