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Fans Send Chris Kattan Well Wishes After His Emergency Surgery For Severe Pneumonia

The 'SNL' alum's girlfriend, Maria Libri, posted on Instagram to let fans know about his recent health scare.

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Chris Kattan was hospitalized on Saturday for a severe case of bacterial pneumonia caused by Streptococcus bacteria—the same pathogens that cause strep throat—and underwent emergency surgery, according TMZ.

Kattan reportedly weathered the surgery well and was due to be released today if there were no further complications.

The comedian's girlfriend, Maria Libri, posted a photo of the two of them together to Instagram saying Kattan "is on the road to recovery" after his pneumonia scare.

"This sweet, sweet man of mine is on the road to recovery, after a severe pneumonia scare ❤️❤️❤️ He is always taking care of us, now it’s our turn to take care of him💞❤️@chriskattanofficial"

Kattan was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2003.

His memorable recurring characters included Mango, Mr. Peepers, Azrael Abyss, Kyle DeMarco from The DeMarco Brothers, Gay Hitler and one half of the Butabi Brothers with Will Ferrell.

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Known for their head-bobbing to the song "What Is Love" by Haddaway. Kattan and Ferrell continued the characters in the 1998 film A Night at the Roxbury.

There was an outpouring of support for Kattan on social media after Libri made the announcement.

Comment from user msusacontinentalworldwide "Mr Kattan, please get better soon [hugging face emoji][hugging face emoji] you are so flipping amazing to watch on TV/Movies!!! I can't wait to see what you do next!!!"msusacontinentalworldwide/Instagram

Comment from user beerguiver "Glad to hear he is on the mend!"beerguiver/Instagram

Comment from user andreacanning "[red heart emoji][red heart emoji][red heart emoji][praying hands emoji][praying hands emoji][praying hands emoji] feel better !!!"andreacanning/Instagram

Comment from user grimmlifecollective "Get well soon. Our thoughts are with you and your family."grimmlifecollective/Instagram

Comment from user fields_n_hollerswv "Healing prayers and love [red heart emoji] May you all be well and happy holidays."fields_n_hollerswv/Instagram

Comment from user stylebycorinne "Oh no sorry to hear that!! Sending lots of positive healing vibes to Chris!![white heart emoji][white heart emoji][sparkles emoji][sparkles emoji]"stylebycorinne/Instagram

Get well soon Chris!