Doctors in Los Angeles removed an ovarian cyst--found to be benign--from Kidman last week in two hours of minor surgery, the publicist for the wife of Tom Cruise confirms.
The 30-year-old star of To Die For required a 25-hour post-op hospital stay. Cruise is said to have camped out in Kidman's private suite during the recovery downtime.
"It was a minor female thing," spokeswoman Catherine Olim says, in USA Today. "It's not cancer. She's up and about now."
And the subject of prying paparazzi lenses again.
London's Daily Mirror broke the Kidman surgery story Thursday. It ran photos of Kidman being wheeled out of UCLA Medical Center and hugging a man identified as her doctor.
The shots, reputedly snapped with a long-range lens, have the Cruises seeing red.
"...An invasion of privacy," says Pat Kingsley, Tom Cruise's publicist, in the New York Post.
The actor, who just this week called the L.A. cops on British tab photogs he felt were trailing his car too closely, is reportedly willing to wage yet another war on the shutterbugs. Kingsley says the Daily Mirror's Kidman pics may violate the new, voluntary code of conduct adopted by the London press in the wake of Princess Diana's death.
Cruise, 35, and Kidman married in 1990. They have two children. They recently finished an arduous shoot for their latest joint onscreen effort: Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.