Legendary porn star Ron Jeremy is recovering from surgery after experiencing an aneurysm close to his heart.

The 59-year-old is in intensive care at LA's Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, his agent Mike Esterman confirmed to The Associated Press.

A source had earlier told TMZ the adult actor had been operated on twice and that everything "went smoothly". The source added: "Ron is now resting with complete privacy and no visitors."

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Porn star Ron Jeremy has appeared in more than 2,000 films

It emerged Jeremy, who is best known for his eye-catching anatomy, drove himself to hospital after experiencing a "heavy" feeling in his chest.

His management posted the following update on his official Facebook page last night:

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Jeremy, who became nicknamed "the hedgehog" thanks to his hairy, swarthy physique, is one of the best-named names in the adult film industry and has appeared in more than 2,000 films.

The Queens native, who shot to fame for his ability to perform oral sex on himself, has starred in titles including Super Hornio Brothers, 21 Hump Street, Honeybuns 2: Grecian Formula and All I Want For Christmas Is A Gang Bang.

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Actor Ron Jeremy (L) and director Phoebe Dollar arrive at the 60th annual DGA Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on January 26, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DGA)

  • "Finding Bliss" - 2009 Slamdance Party

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: TV personality Ron Jeremy (C) attends Reality Rocks Expo - Day 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Reality Rocks)

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  • Reality Rocks Expo - Day 1

    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: TV personality Ron Jeremy (C) attends Reality Rocks Expo - Day 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Reality Rocks)

  • Reality Rocks Expo - Day 1

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  • Comedy Central Roast Of Charlie Sheen - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Roastee Charlie Sheen and Ron Jeremy arrive at Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen held at Sony Studios on September 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Ron Jeremy

    Adult film star Ron Jeremy, left, signs his book for Jean Austin of Canoga Park, Calif., during the Adult Video Network Expo, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. The Los Angeles city council, Tuesday, approved a city ordinance requiring adult film actors to wear condoms while performing. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo

    LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 20: Adult film actor Ron Jeremy (L) signs an autograph for an attendee who said he goes by his Internet radio personality name 'The Shocker' at the HotMovies.com booth at the 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino January 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Adult Video News Awards At The Hard Rock - Show

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 14: Ron Jeremy and Lorie Brown attends the Playboy and True Blood 2012 Event on July 14, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Playboy)

  • Playboy and True Blood 2012 Event

    SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 14: Ron Jeremy attends the Playboy and True Blood 2012 Event on July 14, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images For Playboy)

  • Playboy and True Blood 2012 Event

    SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 14: Ron Jeremy attends the Playboy and True Blood 2012 Event on July 14, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Playboy)

  • American Film Market - Day 3

    SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Adult film actor Ron Jeremy attends American Film Market - Day 3 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on November 2, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for AFM)

  • Ron Jeremy

    Adult film star Ron Jeremy attends a Cinema Society screening of "Ghost Town" at the IFC Center Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 in New York. Jeremy is recovering from surgery at a Los Angeles hospital after an aneurysm near his heart sent him to intensive care. Agent Mike Esterman says in an email to The Associated Press that he and others were waiting for Jeremy to awake Wednesday night Jan. 30, 2013 after a smooth procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)