Automotive News reports Max Page, the young actor behind the wildly popular Volkswagen "Little Vader" character, has undergone successful surgery to correct a heart issue. Page was born with a defect called Tetralogoy of Fallot, which can cause low oxygen levels in the blood. Surgeons replaced Page's pulmonary valve in an operation that took around two hours without any complications or incidents. Tetralogy of Fallot is only treatable with surgery, and while doctors had worked to preserve Page's pulmonary valve, it deteriorated over the course of the actor's young life to the point of needing replacement.

The 7-year-old star has already racked up an impressive resume. In addition to his role in the now famous Volkswagen Super Bowl ad, page has also seen screen time on TV shows like "The Young and the Restless" and "Prime Suspect."

Page will recover at Children's Hospital Los Angeles over the next week and is expected to make a full recovery in another six to eight weeks.


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      Sir Duke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Congrqats little dude, you rocked in that ad.
      Dayv
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's nice, but what does he drive?
        runklemotorsports
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dayv
        really? He is having heart sugery and u r worried about what he can drive! He would be lucky if he could drive a gokart for gods sake. Bullcrap if he can drive just be happy he is getting better
      Sgt Beavis
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's nice to start my day with some good news.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Um yeah. Thanks for the car-related news? Seriously. I'm happy the kid's ok, but is this really Autoblog-worthy? I mean, it crazy enough that he reached the "celebrity" status as easily as he did(which I don't get why), but could we just put it to rest already? Or are we going to follow this kid's entire future career because he was featured in a 2011 Super Bowl commercial? Then again, we're talking about the same society which "created" the Kardashian family.
      PJA48142
      • 2 Years Ago
      Andre, what did VW have to do with it? He probably has medical insurance via Screen Actors Guild, I doubt he's on the VW payroll. Either way I'm glad he's on the mend, and this didn't happen after ObamaCare kicked in. He probably wouldn't be "viable" for the repair.....
      ELG
      • 2 Years Ago
      He can get a heart transplant but cant get a decent haircut? anyway, its always great to see a sick kid get better.
      Ace Convoy
      • 2 Years Ago
      good to hear... I guess Honestly though.. Vw just saved this kids life :/
      Rauppy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just die already.
      Jonathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thanks autoblog this artical made me cry .
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      May the force be with him. I'm glad the operation didn't take a turn to the dark side for Anekin-er, Max. Doesn't seem to have anything to do with cars aside from the fact he got spooked by a remote starting V-dub on national television during a football game.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Claud
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good show!
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