A few hours after the incident, the comedienne experienced chest pains, sore arms, clammy skin and nausea.
Rosie shared the news on her blog in the form of a lengthy poem, which contained the lines, “maybe this is a heart attack / i googled womens heart attack symptoms / i had many of them / but really? – i thought – naaaa”
“i took some bayer aspirin / thank god / saved by a tv commercial / literally”
Rather than calling emergency services, O’Donnell chose to take aspirin and head to bed. It wasn’t until she visited a cardiologist the following day that the full extent of her condition was revealed and she was sent straight to hospital to have a stent inserted.
She has since warned other women who ignore the signs by saying, “Know the symptoms ladies…CALL 911.”
Rosie’s rep Cindi Berger tells People Magazine, "She is now home and resting comfortably. She is very, very lucky."
O’Donnell has been keeping her fans up to date via her twitter account since the scare, yesterday writing,
“Listening to Barry Manilow – painting - feeling good.”
Best wishes on the road to recovery Rosie.
Written by Miranda Boyce
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