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Seven-year-old 'Young and the Restless' actor to have open heart surgery

The 7-year-old actor best known as the boy behind the Darth Vader mask in a popular car commercial shown during last year’s Super Bowl is having open heart surgery. Max Page plays Reed on the top-rated CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. CBS spokeswoman Elise Bromberg says he will have surgery Thursday to replace his pulmonary valve and repair a hole in his heart at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Max was born with a congenital heart defect and has undergone multiple surgeries. Bromberg says that Max told his mother that he didn’t have a choice, and that he “might as well go through it with a good attitude.” Max is expected to be hospitalized for about five days.

Originally posted June 13 2012 — 9:32 AM EDT

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