Jim Gaffigan's Wife Doing Well After Brain Surgery - NBC Chicago

Jim Gaffigan's Wife Doing Well After Brain Surgery

Jeannie Gaffigan had urgent surgery in April after an MRI revealed a large, life-threatening tumor around her brain stem

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Lady Gaga Brings In R. Kelly For New Single
    Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
    Jeannie Gaffigan, left, and Jim Gaffigan attend The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research benefit, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's," in New York in 2014. Jeannie Gaffigan is recovering from brain surgery.

    Jeannie Gaffigan — wife and writing partner of standup comic Jim Gaffigan — made her first public appearance since having surgery to remove a serious brain tumor.

    She was with her husband at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the premiere of Darren Aronofsky's thriller "mother!"

    Gaffigan said it was cool to be out, adding that she's doing well — but not yet at 100 percent.

    She had urgent surgery in April after an MRI revealed a large, life-threatening tumor around her brain stem.

    Halsey Recites Powerful 'Me Too' Poem at Women's March in NY

    [NATL-NY] Halsey's Powerful Speech at the NYC Women's March

    Halsey, whose given name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, gave a powerful speech in the form of a poem she wrote recounting abuse that she and other women have faced. "This is the beginning, not the finale," she told the crowd," and that's why we're here, that's why we rally."

    (Published Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018)

    The 51-year-old Jim Gaffigan is a popular stand-up comic, and Jeannie Gaffigan both co-writes his material and produces his TV specials. She was also producer and writer on "The Jim Gaffigan Show," which ran for two seasons on the TV Land cable network.

    They have five children.