Elizabeth Taylor to Have Heart Surgery

Thursday, Jan 7, 2010  |  Updated 4:54 PM CDT
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SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Actress Dame Elizabeth Taylor attends the 27th annual Macy's Passport benefit at the Barker Hangar on September 24, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Actress Elizabeth Taylor says she is going to a hospital to have a "procedure on my heart."

On her Twitter page, Taylor says the procedure "involves repairing my leaky valve using a clip device, without open heart surgery, so that my heart will function better."

"It's very new," Taylor wrote.

She also asked fans to keep her in their thoughts as she underwent the procedure.

"Any prayers you happen to have lying around I would dearly appreciate. I'll let you know when it's all over," Taylor wrote.

She said on her Twitter page she wanted to let her fans know before news leaked "in the papers" of her hospitalization.

Taylor did not say when the procedure was scheduled or what hospital she was going to.

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