Slezak on the Mend Following Surgery

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Friday, January 29, 2010 12:33 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The veteran “One Life to Live” actress, and six-time Daytime Emmy winner, is recovering following back surgery. 

“We are pleased to share with you that Erika’s surgery was successful and she is doing fine. On behalf of Erika, thank you all for your well wishes,” wrote her fan club president on the actress’ official website earlier this morning.

SON first broke the news a few weeks ago that Slezak, who has portrayed Viki on “OLTL” since 1971, was taking some time off from the show to have the painful operation.  “Erika shared that she will be having back surgery at the end of January, and in Llanview, Viki will take a trip to London to cover Erika’s absence. The surgery will correspond with the ‘OLTL’ studio move, and Erika hopes to return to the new studio within a month. We will keep you posted on her progress and wish her a safe and speedy recovery,” commented the head of her fan club on January 14th.

SON wishes Ms. Slezak a speedy recovery and hopes she will be able to retun to “One Life to Live” and Llanview very soon. 

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