ABC's Barbara Walters made a big announcement on "The View."
Walters says she will take time off from the ABC show to have heart surgery.
During the show, Walter said, "Later this week, I'm going to have surgery to replace one faulty heart valve. Now lots of people have done this. I have known of this condition for a while now. My doctors and I have decided that this is the best time for the surgery."
The 80-year-old said she plans to come "roaring back" in September.
Walters has co-hosted "The View" since she created the show in 1997.
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