Dame Elizabeth Taylor has announced via Twitter that she will be hospitalized today for heart surgery.
Liz writes, "Dear Friends, I would like to let you know before it gets in the papers that I am going into the hospital to have a procedure on my heart." Taylor elaborated on the procedure, adding, "It's very new and involves repairing my leaky valve using a clip device, without open-heart surgery, so that my heart will function better."
The Hollywood legend then asked fans for their well-wishes before her surgery. "Any prayers you happen to have lying around I would dearly appreciate. I'll let you know when it's all over. Love you, Elizabeth."