'Little Darth Vader' to have heart surgery

FILE - In this file screen shot provided by Volkswagen of America, a child actor portraying Darth Vader, uses the Force on a 2012 Volkswagen Passat, in a 2011 Super Bowl ad. (AP Photo/Volkswagen of America, File)

June 12, 2012 7:22:00 PM PDT
The 7-year-old actor best known as the boy behind the Darth Vader mask in a popular car commercial shown during last year's Super Bowl is having open heart surgery.

Max Page plays Reed on the top-rated CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless." CBS spokeswoman Elise Bromberg says he will have surgery Thursday to replace his pulmonary valve and repair a hole in his heart at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Max was born with a congenital heart defect and has undergone multiple surgeries.

Bromberg says that Max told his mother that he didn't have a choice, and that he "might as well go through it with a good attitude."

Max is expected to be hospitalized for about five days.


Online: http://www.chla.org/max