Barbara Walters will undergo heart surgery later this week. Here's her statement, and check out what she said on the air. Heart valve surgery . . .serious certainly, but one assumes Babs will be just fine and be back on the air soon...
On the air, she said this: "Since the summer is coming up, we have a little time off in July, a hiatus in August, so I thought this is the time to do it and I can come roaring back when we come back on the air in September. "
You know how healthy I have been -- never missed a day’s work. Later this week, I am going to have surgery to replace one faulty heart valve. Lots of people have done this. I have known of this condition for a while now and my doctors and I have decided that this is the best time to do the surgery. Since the summer is coming up, I can take a nice vacation.
Earlier this morning, I told my wonderful pals here, as I am now telling you, and it will be a surprise to many friends. But I thought it best not to talk about it too far in advance. I love you all.”