Elizabeth Taylor

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LOS ANGELES -- Actress Elizabeth Taylor reports on her Twitter page that her heart procedure "went off perfectly. It's like having a brand new ticker," she wrote.

Taylor, 77, underwent a procedure on her heart at an undisclosed Los Angeles hospital, and she wants her fans to know that she's doing great.

The heart procedure involved repairing a leaky valve using a clip device, without open heart surgery.

Taylor also thanked her followers for their support. "Thank you for your prayers and good wishes."

She announced Tuesday that she would undergo the procedure and had asked for her fans to pray for her. "Any prayers you happen to have lying around I would dearly appreciate."

On Wednesday, Taylor denied reports that she's suffering from diabetes. "Dear Friends, I was completely honest with you about my hospitalization. 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. Talk to later as promised. Love, Elizabeth." she tweeted.

Taylor, who uses a wheelchair, rarely appears in public, but she attended the funeral of Michael Jackson at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale last month and also showed up briefly at the Macy's Passport AIDS/HIV research fundraiser in Santa Monica.

She has been reported to be in failing health in recent years, with heart and spinal problems. The actress had a benign brain tumor removed in 1997.

Taylor uses Twitter to update her fans on her health and other events in her life.

Taylor signed up for a Twitter account earlier this year as "DameElizabeth," after her friend, model-actress and businesswoman, Kathy Ireland, suggested she take advantage of the Twitter craze.

Taylor says Twitter is a good way she can connect with her fans and let them know she's doing well.

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