‘Little Darth Vader’ Boy to Have Open-Heart Surgery

by | June 12, 2012 at 8:16 PM | Celebrities

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LOS ANGELES (AP) ā€” 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.