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Barbara Walters to Take Months of Recovery Break

May 11, 2010 04:31:43 GMT

The 80 years old wants the recovery of her heart surgery to coincide with 'The View' hiatus this summer.


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Veteran U.S. newswoman Barbara Walters is to undergo surgery later this week to replace a faulty heart valve. The TV legend, 80, made the announcement on her hit morning talk show "The View" on Monday, May 10, revealing she has known about the condition "for a while now" and finally decided to have the procedure so it coincided with the programme's hiatus later this summer.

She explained, "Later this week I am going to have surgery to replace one faulty heart valve. Now lots of people have done this. 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. And since the summer is coming up I can take a nice vacation."

Walters also added that doctors estimate her recovery time to be "anywhere from a month to three months".


 




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