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Funnyman Jim Gaffigan shares big news about his wife and writing partner following a serious surgery (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
In this Nov. 22, 2014 file photo, Jeannie Gaffigan, left, and Jim Gaffigan attend The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research benefit, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's," in New York. Gaffigan says his wife and writing partner Jeannie is recovering after surgery to remove a serious brain tumor. He said on his social media pages Monday, May 1, 2017, that two weeks ago an MRI revealed that Jeannie Gaffigan had a large, life-threatening tumor around her brain stem. He says after nine hours of urgent surgery the tumor was completely removed, and she’s now recovering at home. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Jim Gaffigan says his wife and writing partner Jeannie Gaffigan is recovering after surgery to remove a serious brain tumor.

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Jim Gaffigan said on his social media pages Monday that two weeks ago an MRI revealed that Jeannie Gaffigan had a large, life-threatening tumor around her brain stem. He says after nine hours of urgent surgery the tumor was completely removed, and she’s now recovering at home.

Jeannie Gaffigan posted on her Instagram page “I’m coming back! Thanks for your prayers. I’m alive!”

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The 50-year-old Jim Gaffigan is among the most popular stand-up comics in the country, and Jeannie Gaffigan both co-writes his material and produces his TV specials. She was also producer and writer on “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” his sitcom that ran for two seasons on the TV Land cable network.

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The two have five children together.

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