Taylor: Heart Surgery 'Went Off Perfectly'

Actress, 77, tweets that 'it's like having a brand new ticker'
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2009 8:05 PM CDT
Taylor's Twitter feed.   (Twitter)
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(Newser) – Elizabeth Taylor’s heart surgery today “went off perfectly,” she writes on Twitter. “It’s like having a brand new ticker.” The actress, 77, says the procedure was to repair a “leaky valve,” and ripped media reports that she has diabetes as “a total lie.” “Bless their little hearts,” she wrote pre-operation, “had to add something.”