Former ER actress Maura Tierney has clarified her health status following reports that new NBC drama Parenthood has been pushed back from its filming date of July 27th.
Tierney, 44, has revealed that she has found a tumor in her breast.
“In an effort to guard my privacy, it seems that the wording of NBC’s press release has unfortunately caused some confusion and undue alarm about my health. I have discovered a tumor in my breast which requires surgery,” she told Usmagazine.
“I will not know either my exact diagnosis or course of treatment until that surgery is performed. My doctors have all assured me this is a very treatable condition.
“I’m very optimistic as to the outcome and want to thank everyone who has sent positive thoughts and support. I look forward to going back to work soon.”
Parenthood, is a series spin-off from the Ron Howard comedy, also starring Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia and Peter Krause.
No air date has been set.