Former View co-host Star Jones recovering after heart surgery

Former co-host of The View Star Jones is recovering in New York City after undergoing heart surgery this weekend.

Jones tweeted about the upcoming surgery on March 14th:

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…

Her rep released a statement to People about the surgery this weekend:

“On Wednesday, March 17th, a pre-planned cardiac surgery was performed on Star Jones,” the statement 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.”

It appears that Jones is recovering well, as the former talk show host has been hanging out on Twitter and commenting on her recovering, as well as thanking fans for support and prayers. (In chronological order.)

Thank you for all the good wishes and prayers…I feel them all. By the way…who knew ice chips could taste like steak! hahahahahaha

Can u imagine me trying to recover WITHOUT healthcare @MsWB. Those who voted against it need to hand their heads in shame!

Thank you for the prayers. I had this#morningmeditation today: “With hope head towards your future with great expectation.” Psalms 146:5

Jones, who will be 48 on the 24th, underwent gastric bypass surgery back in 2003.