Scott Hamilton is recovering at the hospital with his wife by his side, his rep tells PEOPLE

By Eunice Oh
June 24, 2010 04:50 PM
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Ice skater Scott Hamilton is recovering and “doing great” after undergoing brain surgery to prevent the reoccurrence of a benign tumor.

The Olympic gold medalist, 51, is “resting comfortably in the hospital” with his wife, Tracie, by his side. “The priority is for him to rest and recover so he can get home to his boys,” Aidan and Maxx, his rep tells PEOPLE.

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Hamilton had the surgery in Boston on Wednesday and will remain in the ICU for a few days before he is expected to return home next week.

The figure skater, who underwent chemotherapy for testicular cancer in 1997, discovered the benign tumor in 2004. Called craniopharyngioma, the tumor could have caused blindness if left untreated.

Reporting by LORENZO BENET