Everyone calm down. Jon Hamm is not dying of throat cancer. 

The "Mad Men" actor will undergo routine surgery this week to remove a polyp that has developed on his vocal cords. Unfortunately, the online rumor mill painted his condition as much more dire. 

"It sounds worse than it is, although it doesn't sound as bad as how the National Enquirer reported it, which was that I was coughing up blood and probably have cancer.

"That's good to put that out there. Thanks, guys. Thanks a lot," he said jokingly.

In an interview with the AP, Hamm classified the polyp as a "simple injury," adding that it's "something that develops on your vocal cord from overuse because I talk a lot. Other than that, believe it or not, I'm healthy as a horse. Hoarse, get it?" he joked.

Check out Hamm speaking with the AP about his condition below. 

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Jon Hamm to have throat surgery to remove polyp
'Mad Men' actor says he does not have cancer and is 'healthy as a horse.'