Rue McClanahan, known to many for her character on 'Golden Girls' is “doing great” after a bypass surgery performed yesterday. According to her rep, Barbara Lawrence, the actress was first diagnosed with acute cardiac illness on Monday during a routine physical exam.
“He listened to her ticker and didn’t like what he heard,” Lawrence told EW. “But [the surgery] couldn’t have gone better. Everything went according to plan.” McClanahan, remains in the hospital, but is expected to make a full recovery and begin shooting an undisclosed movie project in January. [source]