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2011-11-25 21:51

Los Angeles - Actress Lindsay Lohan's father Michael Lohan is undergoing heart surgery on Friday after being rushed to a hospital in Florida with chest pains and high blood pressure, said his spokesperson.

Lohan was hospitalised on Thursday night after complaining of shortness of breath and chest pains. He registered a high blood pressure reading of 200/110, taken by an ambulance crew.

The 51-year-old Lohan is at the Gulf Coast Hospital in Fort Myers where he is having a stent inserted and a blood clot removed from his lungs.

He is expected to recover within a week, his spokesperson said.

Spokesperson Gina Rodriguez said in an e-mail to Reuters that Lohan had not received his blood pressure or heart medicine in a week at the treatment centre where he is currently staying under a court order.

Lohan was arrested back in October on domestic battery charges in Florida after former girlfriend Kathryn Major filed a report with local police.

He was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to spend the first four months at a residential treatment centre in Fort Myers, Florida.

He had previously complained of chest pains and been taken to a hospital in October.

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