Kiefer Sutherland's surgery shuts down "24"

February 15, 2010 1:17:24 PM PST
Kiefer Sutherland is having what's described as a "minor elective procedure" after a cyst near his kidney ruptured last week. His publicist tells TV Guide Online that Sutherland and Fox decided it was best for him to take care of this now instead of waiting until the season wraps in six weeks.

Production has been suspended until Sutherland returns. The publicist says he should be back next week.