How Emergency Open-Heart Surgery Changed Elie Wiesel

Season 4 Episode 406
Aired on 12/09/2012 | CC
In June 2011, Elie Wiesel underwent emergency open-heart surgery at age 82 after doctors found he had five blocked arteries. Watch as he opens up to Oprah about why he wasn't sure he would make it through, his fear of dying, and the first thing his grandson said to him when he came out of surgery. Plus, find out why Elie says he came out of surgery loving his life—and those in it—even more.