Letterman’s Heart Surgery Ornament is Officially a Heart Attack
Letterman, 65, has been fighting to stay in the hospital for the past three weeks, and doctors say he’s had heart surgery on his left heart.
On Thursday, he underwent heart surgery in Los Angeles, where he is recovering.
He had surgery to repair a congenital heart defect.
“It’s an exciting time, but I know that I have a long way to go,” he said in a statement.
He also said that the doctors have been working hard to keep his condition a secret from the public.
“He is very close to being home, and it is a wonderful day for him and his family,” Letterman said.
“I will be at home, doing all I can to keep him and our family safe.”
The surgery is the first of its kind for a heart transplant.
It was performed by Dr. John Pappas, who also worked on the operation for NBC.
It is the latest in a string of heart transplants for Letterman.
On March 17, he received a heart from a donor, but the procedure was not the same as his transplant.
Letterman was scheduled to have a heart surgery at New York Presbyterian on Friday, but he opted to postpone the surgery and stay in Los Angles.
He has not yet announced whether he will have a full heart transplant surgery at the hospital.