LATEST: Monty Python star Terry Jones has undergone surgery for colon cancer.
The 64 year old was "in good spirits and the operation went very well", according to his agent JODI SHIELDS.
She says, "Terry's doctors are very cheered with an early diagnosis of possible colon cancer for which he has now had routine surgery in a London private hospital.
"He is in high spirits and very pleased that the doctors say they have caught it early.
The comedian was told he had cancer only days before the opening of the SPAMALOT musical in London on Tuesday (17OCT06), which is based on the classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail film.
Despite the diagnosis, Jones was able to attend the premiere with the original cast, which included Michael Palin, Eric Idle and TERRY GILLIAM.