Smith undergoes elective surgery

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004 - 9:02 pm PDT

Though not suffering from any life-threatening condition, nor looking to alter his cosmetic appearance, Rev. Smith spent the day in the hospital undergoing elective surgery. “I don’t know, just open me up, shift some stuff around, sew me back up,” said Smith to team of doctors, “I’m really just looking to get my money’s worth here.” Smith made his unusual request after discovering that his health care plan covers up to $16,000 of medical surgery per year. “I’d feel sort of ripped off if I didn’t use that money,” said Smith, shortly before going under general anesthesia. Following his two-day recovery from the surgery, Smith also plans to review his dental and life insurance policies.