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Actress, comedian and former talk-show-host Rosie O’Donnell shocked fans when she revealed that last week that she suffered a heart attack.
According to People the 50-year-old took to the Internet to check her symptoms and then, thanks to a TV commercial, popped a Bayer which she credits to saving her life.
O’Donnell found out that her coronary artery was 99% blocked and therefore had a stent put into place Monday. Thankfully she is OK, her representative Cindi Berger told People.
"She is now home and resting comfortably. She is very, very lucky," Berger said.
The blog-friendly funny woman wrote on her website a poem entitled “My Heart Attack.”
“its a semi-sunny monday /the light bouncing off the flat hudson/ mish is sitting next to me/ i am happy to be alive... last week i had a heart attack [sic]," she writes.
O'Donnell explained that she helped a woman out of her car, and later, when she felt aches she assumed she had pulled a muscle or strained something.
“everything felt bruised” she wrote, adding that she “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/ i took some bayer aspirin/ thank god/ saved by a tv commercial/ literally.” [sic]
After explaining the procedure she had done to have the stent put in, O'Donnell urges:
“know the symptoms ladies/ listen to the voice inside/ the one we all so easily ignore/ CALL 911/save urself/xxx."