June 21, 2007 10:20 AM

Usually Jimmy Kimmel is putting people in stitches – now it’s the other way around.

The host of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, 39, underwent an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, his publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement.

“He is resting comfortably and is looking forward to getting back to work,” said Kay. “The rest of this week’s tapings of have been cancelled until he is back on his feet.”

Reporting by MARISA LAUDADIO

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