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Dame Elizabeth Taylor has taken to her Twitter account to break news of a health procedure she is undergoing.

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Dame Elizabeth tweeted Tuesday, "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. Very new and involves repairing my leaky valve using a clip device, without open heart surgery, so that my heart will function better."

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Dame Elizabeth then asked her fans for their prayers, saying, "Any prayers you happen to have lying around I would dearly appreciate. I'll let you know when it's all over. Love you."

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