Rosie O'Donnell has Heart Attack, Writes About it Days Later


Rosie O'Donnell, the 50-year-old actress and former TV show host, admits she suffered a very serious heart attack last week -- and is lucky to be alive.

On a blog post published Monday, O'Donnell said she was helping a heavy woman exit her car when she started feeing chest pains.  Here is what O'Donnell wrote about her scare:

i became nauseous my skin was clammy i was very very hot i threw up
maybe this is a heart attack
i googled womens heart attack symptoms
i had many of them
but really? - i thought - naaaa


the next day i went to a cardiologist
the dr did an EKG and sent me to the hospital
where a stent was put in

my LAD was 99% blocked
they call this type of heart attack
the Widow maker
i am lucky to be here


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