The young actor who played a pint-size Darth Vader in this year’s Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial is recovering after successful open-heart surgery. Freckled 7-year-old Max Page underwent the two-hour operation Thursday at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Doctors successfully replaced his heart valve and expect to release him in five days, a hospital spokesman told MSNBC. “The surgery went extremely well,” Jennifer Page, Max’s mother, said in a statement. “We love the outpouring of support that everyone has shown. The kindness of strangers, family and friends has been tremendous.” It was the eighth operation for Max, who was diagnosed with a heart defect when he was 3 months old. Before the surgery, the young star didn’t appear nervous. “I kind of know I have to go through it, and I don’t have an option, so I chose a good attitude,” he told reporters at the hospital Wednesday. Max also said that he was looking forward to playing baseball after the surgery, adding that “my dad says I’m gonna be a first-round draft pick.” The young actor won hearts with his performance as a Darth Vader Mini-Me in the popular car commercial, in which his use of “The Force” magically seems to… Read full this story
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