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Elizabeth Taylor Thanks Well-Wishers On Twitter

Oct. 9 2009, Published 9:32 a.m. ET

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Elizabeth Taylor is updating her fans on a surgery she underwent earlier in the week.

"Dear Friends, My heart procedure went off perfectly. It's like having a brand new ticker. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes," the screen legend Tweeted Thursday. "I know they all helped. Love you, Elizabeth."

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Taylor, the 77-year-old star of classics such as Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Cleopatra, also used the popular social networking tool to tell her followers she was going into for the procedure.

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“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,” she Tweeted Tuesday. “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.”

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She also cleared up a rumor circulating that she was stricken with diabetes.

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“I was completely honest with you about my hospitalization,” she Tweeted. “Now the press, bless their little hearts, had to add something by saying that I had diabetes, which is a total lie. But I guess they can’t help themselves.”

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