Legal eagle-turned-television personality Star Jones is recovering in a New York City hospital after undergoing heart surgery earlier this week.
The procedure was related to another surgery the former View co-host had decades ago as a teenager.
“On Wednesday, March 17th, a pre-planned cardiac surgery was performed on Star Jones,” a statement from the rep read. “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.”
Star, who had gastric bypass surgery in August 2003, has been Tweeting a lot about her faith in recent days:
“Be blessed y’all. Remember your greatest weapon is PRAYER because it is the key to heaven; but FAITH unlocks the door!” she wrote on her official Twitter page earlier this week. “It’s clear that God is trying to tell me something…& I plan to listen. My birthday is in 10 days…so I’m giving myself a special gift…”
Star turns 48 on Wednesday, March 24.