May 10th, 2010
11:55 AM ET

Barbara Walters to have heart surgery

Barbara Walters announces she'll have heart surgery.

Talk show host Barbara Walters announced Monday she will undergo surgery this week to replace a faulty heart valve. "I have known of this condition for a while now, and my doctors and I have decided this is the best time to do the surgery," the 80-year-old co-host of ABC's "The View" said at the opening of Monday's program. She predicted she would be gone from the show for one to three months, "and then I can come roaring back."

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  1. angie fallin

    I will be praying for you and your family!! Your such a strong women and i know you will do great. Lord please protect and keep Barbara through her surgery, give her peace!! AMEN

    May 10, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Mike

    I hope she recovers but at least this will get that super liberal wind bag off tv for a while. We could all use that!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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