Barbara Walters to Undergo Heart Surgery

80-year-old star announces procedure on “The View”

Barbara Walters announced on Monday’s “View” that she is having heart surgery.

"Later this week, I’m going to have surgery to replace one faulty heart valve,” Walters said. “Lots of people have done this and I have known about this condition for a while now."

The 80-80!-year-old newswoman said she’s “never missed a day’s work.”