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Rosie O’Donnell Had a Heart Attack, Blogs About It

In a blog post on her website, Rosie O’Donnell revealed that she had a heart attack last week. After helping an obese woman out of her car, Rosie writes that she started experiencing what turned out to be symptoms of a heart attack:

a few hours later my body hurt

i had an ache in my chest

both my arms were sore

everything felt bruised


muscular – i thought

strained or pulled tissue

i went about my day

the pain persisted


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


i took some bayer aspirin

thank god

saved by a tv commercial



i did not call 911

50% of women having heart attacks never call 911

200,000 women die of heart attacks

every year in the US


by some miracle i was not one of them

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

Lucky indeed that Ro lived to tell her tale as 2012 has already been a year of tremendous loss. What with Phyllis Diller passing away at the tender age of 95, the world of bawdy female comedians would never be the same.

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  • Larkin

    I saw her at disney orlando…. I love her…. I want to have her babies!

  • Alexa

    Scary. Happy she’s doing well enough to blog about it.

  • dvlaries

    I wish I could say this surprises me, but it doesn’t. It’s always seem to me that you could see plenty of stress and anger on Rosie. Many of her posed pictures look less like a genuine smile than a bite. If her treatment includes relaxation techniques, I hope she takes them seriously. You’re right, Queerty, with Diller just taking her goodbye, and only one surviving Golden Girl now, we want Rosie to stick with us for some time to come.

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