Rosie O'Donnell Had Secret Heart Attack
Comedian writes poem about scary 'ache in my chest'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2012 6:06 PM CDT
Updated Aug 20, 2012 6:30 PM CDT
Rosie O'Donnell talks to the audience during a taping of her old show in Chicago.    (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, FILE)

(Newser) – Rosie O'Donnell had a life-threatening heart attack last week and didn't even know it, TMZ reports. The comedian describes the incident as a poem on her blog, saying she had chest pains, vomited, and gobbled an aspirin, but never called emergency services. A cardiologist told her the next day that she'd suffered a "widow maker" heart attack. A few lines from Rosie's poem:

my LAD was 99% blocked
they call this type of heart attack
the Widow maker
i am lucky to be here

know the symptoms ladies
listen to the voice inside
the one we all so easily ignore
CALL 911

save urself


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