Leonard Nimoy Recovering from Abdominal Surgery

updated 10/22/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET

originally published 10/22/2010 AT 2:35 PM ET

Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek TV series, is recovering from “a minor benign abdominal surgery,” according to reports.

The actor’s rep says the star is “recovering beautifully,” according to TMZ.

Nimoy, 79, was forced to miss an appearance at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art on Thursday, TMZ reports.

He currently has a recurring role on the Fox series Fringe.

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