updated 03/20/2010 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/20/2010 AT 7:05 PM ET
Star Jones underwent cardiac surgery Wednesday related to rarely-performed surgery she had three decades ago after developing a thoracic tumor.
In a statement to PEOPLE, a rep for the television personality confirmed the procedure. “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.”