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Barbara Walters announces she will undergo heart surgery

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NEW YORK (WKOW) -- After years of the television grind, Barbara Walters is taking some time off for her health.

Walters announced on ABC's "The View" Monday that she will undergo surgery to replace a faulty heart valve later this week.

"You know how I always say to you how healthy I am. ... I've never missed a day's work," she began. "Later this week, I'm going to have surgery to replace one faulty heart valve. Lots of people have done this and I have known about this condition for a while now."

Walters is 80 years old.

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