DeGeneres Has Chest Pain Scare

But she says she's fine; 'I have a baboon heart,' she quips
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2011 12:29 AM CDT
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres addresses her recent visit by the paramedics during a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" yesterday.   (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Michael Rozman)

(Newser) – Ellen DeGeneres says she's doing fine after feeling chest pains yesterday—and she wants to "thank" TMZ for spreading the news that paramedics were called after she felt unwell during a producers meeting yesterday. "What happened was last night I was having chest pains. So this morning the paramedics came to look at me. First of all, I'm fine. Let me just say, I'm fine," the 53-year-old comedian said, quipping: "The paramedics were strippers that I had called."

"We called the paramedics here on the Warner Bros. lot and about 50 trucks and ambulances, like one marching band short of a parade, showed up outside of my office," said DeGeneres, who was not hospitalized. "I have a baboon heart that I had put in earlier … It's not true. But I want to say thank you to all the paramedics and the nurses who showed up and everybody and TMZ—for caring so much."

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