Media personality Barbara Walters is said to be recovering from after having heart surgery. The 80-year-old star of ABC‘s “The View” had a valve replacement procedure done last week and should be released from the hospital any day now. Her rep released a statement Friday:

“Barbara Walters’ surgery went well and the doctors are very pleased with the outcome.”

Walters announced on “The View” last week that she needed to go under the knife in order to have a faulty aortic valve in her heart replaced.

“Nobody wants to have this kind of surgery,” Walters said on the show. “It’s not elective.”

She also said that she will take the summer months off to recover from the open heart surgery and will return to the show in September.

We’re so proud of Barbara. At 80 years old she’s still doing her thing!

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