April 26, 2005
LOS ANGELES - George Lopez has undergone a kidney transplant with an organ donated by his wife. George and Ann Lopez "are resting comfortably in their Los Angeles home and are both expected to make a full recovery," according to a statement released Monday by a publicist for the actor-comedian.
The operation occurred last week at an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles. Lopez, star of the ABC comedy "George Lopez," had a genetic condition that caused kidney deterioration, the release said. Further information on the condition was not available.
Filming on his TV show has wrapped for the season. Lopez also had completed work on "The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl," a film directed by Robert Rodriguez and opening June 10.
Lopez and his wife, a producer, have been married 12 years and have one child, a daughter.