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McDonald's CEO Has Cancer Surgery

Charlie Bell took over for the late Jim Cantalupo last month.
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Charlie Bell, the 43-year-old president and CEO of

McDonald's

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, had successful colorectal cancer surgery Wednesday afternoon, the company reported.

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Bell, only two weeks ago, was named to replace the popular

Jim Cantalupo, who died suddenly of a heart attack on April 19.

Bell will retain his posts during what is expected to be a brief recuperative period, the fast-food giant reported.