Rosie O’Donnell Says Her Doctors Can’t Believe She Survived Her Heart Attack

rosie-o-donnell-peopleThey didn’t understand why I didn’t die. Usually you die right away with this. I was in the critical unit and a friend of mine came to visit. I was half awake and she asked the nurse ‘how is she doing compared to everyone else?’ and the nurse said ‘excellent’. My friend said ‘how do you know?’ and the nurse said ‘because everyone else is dead!’ She never had a patient survive what I had. That really gave me pause and I started to think about how close I was to not surviving and you know, my kids.”


Entertainer Rosie O’Donnell discussing the heart attack she experienced in August 2012 during an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald