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Little Richard is taking his time after suffering a heart attack.
According to WENN, while Richard was at home with his family, he suffered from what he later discovered was a heart attack.
The 80-year-old singer had a coughing fit and felt a sharp pain in his arm. After taking medicine, he started to feel better.
His doctor told him that he had a heart attack, and taking the medicine saved his life.
Rolling Stone reported that the singer told a crowd of fans about his recent heart attack at a Recording Academy fundraiser. He was also on stage with singer Cee Lo Green.
"The other night, I didn’t know I was having a heart attack," Richard said. "I was coughing, and my right arm was aching. I told my son, 'Make the room as cold as ice.' So he turned the air conditioning on, and I took a baby aspirin. The doctor told me that saved my life. Jesus had something for me. He brought me through."
Richard stopped performing after almost collapsing on stage at a Washington, D.C. gig last summer.
"When I talk to you about God, I’m not playing," Richard said. "I'm almost 81 years old. Without God, I wouldn’t be here."
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