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The Greatest Showman And Neighbours Star Sam Humphrey Has Crohn’s Surgery

September 10, 2018

Sam Humphrey, who starred in both The Greatest Showman and Neighbours, is undergoing a serious surgery in Los Angeles.

The 24-year-old actor, born in New Zealand, is known for his role as Charles Stratton/General Tom Thumb in the hit 2017 musical film after making his acting breakthrough in four episodes of Neighbours in 2016.

He was born with acrodysostosis – a generic disorder which affects growth development.

In a statement to E! Online, Sam’s family said: “Sam has been suffering from complications due to Crohn’s disease, which is exasperated by Sam’s skeletal dysplasia and size.

“He is currently under the care of some of the best doctors in the world at Cedars Sinai and is undergoing high-risk corrective surgery. His family and friends are with him and they ask for privacy while Sam is treated and recovers.

“They welcome everyone’s prayers and support at this time.”

Crohn’s disease is a lifelong condition in which parts of the digestive system become inflamed.

Before he underwent the surgery, Sam paid a sweet birthday tribute to his Greatest Showman co-star Zendaya on Instagram.

“To a really amazing beautiful gal,” he captioned a throwback photo of the pair. “She’s super talented and a huge super star; what an incredible experience and honor to work alongside such a talented talented young artist!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZENDAYA.”

All the best to Sam as he recovers!

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