Barbara Walters to have surgery — not cosmetic.
The television legend made the announcement on the air Monday that she will have surgery to replace a faulty heart valve later this week. 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. Walters said recovery generally takes one to three months, and to put it in perspective, former First Lady Barbara Bush and comic Robin Williams had heart valve replacement surgery last year.
Walters, 80, said “Since the summer is coming up, I can take a nice vacation.”