Ray Meagher, who is well known for his role as Alf Stewart from Home & Away and Bob from Priscilla Queen of the Desert, has revealed that while on a routine check up at the doctors, it was discovered he had serious blockages in his arteries.
According to the Melbourne Herald Sun, doctors were first going to carry out a stent procedure but decided to schedule him in for triple bypass surgery the next day.
Digital Spy reports that he is "feeling pretty cheerful" now that he is at home and recovering from the open heart surgery.
His rep said: "We can confirm that Ray has recently undergone a triple bypass. He was in hospital for a couple of days and is now home and feeling pretty cheerful. We know that all of his fans will join us in wishing him a speedy recovery."
Ray has played Alf Stewart on Home and Away since 1988. He also travels over the the UK each year to take part in pantomimes on the West End.