Rosie O'Donnell Recovering From Heart Attack
Rosie O'Donnell, 50, is feeling lucky to be alive after suffering a heart attack last week and responding to her symptoms with Internet research and by taking Bayer aspirin because she had seen it recommended in an advertisement.
"Than god / saved by a tv commercial / literally," O'Donnell wrote in her trademark poetic style on her blog on Monday. "They call this type of heart attack / the Widow Maker / i am lucky to be here," she wrote, after explaining that her symptoms began after she helped lift "an enormous woman" last week, helping her out of her car in a parking lot.
Doctors later found that her coronary artery was 99 percent blocked, reports People. O'Donnell is now "home and resting comfortably. She is very, very lucky," said Cindi Berger, O'Donnell's publicist.
O'Donnell, whose fiancee, Michelle Rounds, was diagnosed with desmoid tumors, a rare disease, just last month, warned women on her site against ignoring their body's warning signs: "know the symptoms ladies / listen to the voice inside / the one we all so easily ignore / CALL 911 // save urself / xxx."
O'Donnell's previous blog entery on her site was a photo posted of herself and the recently deceased Phyllis Diller. "What a joy she was," reads O'Donnell's caption.
For more on Rosie O'Donnell and related stories:
Rosie O'Donnell Set To Return To TV
Pioneering Comedian Phyllis Diller Dies At 95, Stars React On Twitter
VIDEO: Rosie O'Donnell Slams Lindsay Lohan On 'Today'
Rosie O'Donnell Engaged To Michelle Rounds
Rosie O'Donnell Gets Show On Oprah's Network
Get the most-revealing celebrity conversations with the uInterview podcast!