Star Jones Recovering from Heart Surgery

by | March 22, 2010 at 8:40 AM | Celebrities, The View, TV News

Star Jones (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Overture Films)

Star Jones (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Overture Films)

TV personality Star Jones is recovering from heart surgery after undergoing a cardiac procedure last week at a New York hospital.

“On Wednesday, March 17th, a pre-planned cardiac surgery was performed on Star Jones. This recent surgery is a follow-up to the thoracic surgery she had 30 years ago.

“The procedure was successful and she is recovering well with her family. Star is grateful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers,” a rep for Jones tells People in a statement.

Jones underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2003 and lost 160 pounds.

The former ‘View‘ co-host will celebrate her 48th birthday on Wednesday.

Star Jones Posts Updates on Her Recovery on Twitter: