It was a tough room to win over. Williams’ appearance in the Cleveland Clinic’s O.R. resulted in having an aortic valve replaced, and he still faces eight weeks of recovery.

“His heart is strong and he will have normal heart function in the coming weeks with no limitations on what he’ll be able to do,” said cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. A. Marc Gillinov. “A couple of hours after surgery, he was entertaining the medical team and making us all laugh.”

Williams was in the midst of a road trip doing his “Weapons of Self-Destruction” one-man comedy show when he started experiencing shortness-of-breath that ultimately caused him to postpone his tour. Originally treated at Florida’s University of Miami, he was eventually transferred to the Cleveland Clinic. He is expected to resume touring this fall.

Said Williams in a statement:

“I got some great new material for the tour and can’t wait to get back on the road. I’m thinking the next leg of the tour will be ‘Weapons of Self-Destruction and Reconstruction!’”