has been hiding a health secret from her fans - she was diagnosed with a "leaky" heart valve seven years ago.
The former Beverly Hills 90210
star has spoken out about her medical issues after mourning her father, who passed away last year after battling heart disease for years.
She tells news show Access Hollywood, "I have a leaky valve and it's a common thing. A lot of people have it and they don't know they have it¦ (It) leaks blood. It's your connection to your heart... your artery, the main artery that goes to your heart. It sort of flutters open and shut... it's weird because sometimes when I'm resting I can feel a little weird fluttering."
But she insists it's nothing to worry about for now: "Down the road it's something that could get more complicated or it could not. People have had valve replacements and that kind of thing."
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