March 31, 1998 12:00 AM

Former Beatle George Harrison, 58, has undergone surgery for lung cancer, the British Press Association reported Thursday. The operation reportedly took place at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, and the musician “is in the best of spirits and on top form,” resting at his villa in Tuscany, according to a statement released by his London lawyers. The statement went on to say that the surgery to remove the growth on the lung was completely successful and that Harrison was making an excellent recovery. In 1999, Harrison suffered a punctured lung when an intruder stabbed him inside his home west of London. Michael Abram, 34, was acquitted in the incident by reason of insanity and confined to a mental hospital. Insofar as this latest attack on Harrison’s lungs is concerned, Harrison’s lawyers’ statement concluded with the words, “God Bless and not to worry.”

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