Barbara Walters' Heart Surgery Is A Success
Posted on Fri May 14, 2010 01:58 PM PDT

walters200.jpgMANHATTAN, New York (X17online) - Barbara Walters undergoes successful heart surgery to replace a faulty heart valve.

According to her rep, Walters, 80, is "recovering as expected." The rep adds, "Her surgery went well and the doctors are very pleased with the outcome."

The View creator made a very public announcement on Monday's show, saying that she had known about the surgery for a while, but decided to keep it a secret. As for why she kept it under wraps, Walters said, "I thought it best not to talk about it too far in advance."

Her recovery is expected to take up to three months.