LATEST: SIR Sean Connery last night (03APR06) made his first public appearance since undergoing surgery to remove a kidney tumour in January (06), and declared he is "feeling very well". The former James Bond actor, who sported traditional Scottish dress while attending the annual Johnnie Walker Dressed To Kilt event in New York City, has made a complete recovery since the procedure. His tumour is thought to be benign. Connery admitted his has been amazed by the "almost overly friendly" response to news of his ill-health.