American TV's MAJOR DAD star Gerald McRaney has been discharged from a Texas hospital following cancer-removing surgery.

McRaney, 56, had an operation to remove a small cancerous growth from his lung - after being hospitalised last week (30AUG04) at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Doctor ARA VAPORCIYAN who performed the surgery, says, "The tumour has been removed in its entirety."

The actor plans to return to Los Angeles by 29 September (04) when he will begin work on his new sitcom COMMANDO NANNY.

05/09/2004 10:27