Barbara Walters to Have Heart Surgery

By Andrew Gauthier Comment

Associated Press

Barbara Walters said she will have surgery to replace a faulty heart valve later this week and take the summer off from “The View” to recuperate.

The television legend made the announcement on the air Monday. She said she’s known about her condition for a while, and decided with her doctors that this is the best time to have the heart surgery done.

“Since the summer is coming up,” she said, “I can take a nice vacation.”

Walters, 80, is one of the best-known personalities in television news. More…

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