Laura Bell Bundy Undergoes Heart Surgery
Laura Bell Bundy has successfully undergone surgery to repair a hole in her heart.
At six weeks old, Bundy was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect, a congenital heart defect that is a hole in the heart, and has been monitored for her entire life because of it. On Wednesday (Oct. 21), at 34 years of age, she finally had the hole repaired.
"Mission Accomplished!" Bundy writes on Facebook. "Many thanks to the illustrious Dr. Zahn, technology and the congenital heart team at Cedars Sinai for patching up the hole in my heart yesterday. Now my engine will run more efficiently!
"Appreciate all the love, support and garden of flowers from family and friends," she continues. "Especially mom, dad, grandma, my prince Thom and Lisa. I'm at home resting and catching up on Scandal now."
Bundy has been open about her heart disorder, having penned a piece for Huffington Post earlier this year and joined the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement as one of their 2014-2015 "Real Women" national volunteers.
"I have been so blessed to lead a somewhat normal life. Most days, I forget anything is wrong with me," the singer and actress says. "I am quite active ... However, I have to be aware not to overdo it."
In June, Bundy released a new album, Another Piece of Me. She is also working on a new TV show, Recovery Road, which will premiere in 2016.
“I love entertainment, and I love entertaining people,” Bundy tells The Boot. “I love every aspect, from the conception of an idea, whether it’s an idea for a song, and then you write the song, and then the production of the song, and then directing the video and writing the video."