The 7-year-old actor best known as the boy behind the Darth Vader mask in a popular car commercial shown during last year’s Super Bowl is having open heart surgery. Max Page plays Reed on the top-rated CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. CBS spokeswoman Elise Bromberg says he will have surgery Thursday to replace his pulmonary valve and repair a hole in his heart at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Max was born with a congenital heart defect and has undergone multiple surgeries. Bromberg says that Max told his mother that he didn’t have a choice, and that he “might as well go through it with a good attitude.” Max is expected to be hospitalized for about five days.