Actor has undergone a minor operation

Filming on Kiefer Sutherland‘s hit US show 24 was suspended yesterday.

The actor had a minor operation, but no further details have been released.

It’s reported the actor had a ruptured cyst near one of his kidneys. 

‘We hope to resume production shortly and do not anticipate any disruption in the broadcast of this season’s episodes,’ says network Fox.

Kiefer, 43, is due back on set in the next few days.

‘While Kiefer is frustrated to miss even one day of work, he and Fox decided together that it would be best to complete this minor elective procedure now as a precaution as opposed to six weeks from now when production wraps,’ his rep tells People.

‘He looks forward to returning to work.’