Dame Elizabeth Taylor smiles as she speaks during the Macy's Passport fashion show in Santa Monica, California September 27, 2007. The show raises funds for HIV/AIDS research. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Elizabeth Taylor Tuesday informed her friends and fans on her twitter page that she will be going to hospital for a heart procedure.

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 tweeted.

In an earlier tweet the star described the operation as repairing my leaky valve using a clip device, without open heart surgery, so that my heart will function better.