Barbara Walters heart surgeryDuring Monday's episode of 'The View,' Barbara Walters announced that she will soon undergo heart surgery. "Later this week, I'm going to have surgery to replace one faulty heart valve," Walters, 80, said.

She admitted she had only revealed the news to her 'View' co-hosts that morning. "You kept it secret very well, Barbara," Joy Behar said, and Walters explained, "I thought it best not to talk about it too far in advance."