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

See more about Rosie's health scare. (Read more Rosie O'Donnell stories.)

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