ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Food Network television star Sandra Lee had surgery for breast cancer in New York City on Tuesday morning.

Lee wrote in a Facebook message posted Monday night that her procedure was scheduled for the next day. In her message, Lee thanked those who offered prayers and messages of support.

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The double mastectomy had been initially scheduled for last week but was delayed after Lee came down with an upper respiratory infection.

The 48-year-old lifestyle personality and live-in girlfriend of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed her diagnosis on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

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According to a Twitter update Tuesday, Lee was “groggy … but grateful” following surgery.

Cuomo who plans to take some personal time to be with Lee, said “around 8 a.m. this morning, Sandy underwent surgery that concluded just before 1 p.m. I am happy to report that she is doing as well as can be expected and has begun the post-surgery recovery process. On behalf of Sandy and myself, I want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers over the last few days. Your support has meant the world to us.”

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