Mary Tyler Moore has announced she is set to undergo brain surgery. A rep for the actress tells People magazine Moore suffers from a meningioma, which is a tumor on the membranes surrounding the brain or spinal cord. Doctors will remove the benign tumor during the “fairly routine” surgery.
“At the recommendation of her neurologist, who has been monitoring this for years, and a neurosurgeon, Mary decided to proceed with this fairly routine procedure,” the rep tells People.
No other details on Moore’s condition were released. Moore, 74, is best known for her roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Her most famous film role was in 1980’s Ordinary People. The role earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Moore can be seen next alongside Betty White on the season 2 premiere of Hot in Cleveland.