Date: 16th February 2010

Kiefer Sutherland surgery delays 24 filming

US television show 24 has been suspended so that its star and executive producer, Kiefer Sutherland, can undergo surgery.

Twentieth Century Fox Television would not give details about the type of surgery involved, referring to it only as a "medical procedure".

Shooting is expected to resume again next week when Sutherland returns.

Fox said the filming delay should not affect the on-air schedule of the show, which is now in its eighth series.

Source: Press Release