Elizabeth Taylor is letting her friends and fans know that she is about to go to the hospital for heart 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," the 77-year-old star wrote on her Twitter page Tuesday afternoon.
That message was preceded by two others:
"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."
"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."
She did not say when or where she is having the treatment. A call to her rep was not immediately returned.