Barbara Walters: I'm Having Heart Surgery
Octogenarian has 'never missed a day's work'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2010 12:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – Most octogenarians have been playing bridge in Sarasota for years by now, but ABC reports that Barbara Walters is taking a mere month off to have heart-valve surgery. Walters has known of her condition "for a while," the 80-year-old co-host announced on The View today, and now with "the summer coming up, I can take a nice vacation."