Comedian Rosie O'Donnell said Monday
that she suffered from a heart attack last week and underwent surgery
to install a cardiac stent.
The 50-year-old O'Donnell made the
revelation in a blog post, saying that at first she ignored her
“i became nauseous my skin was
clammy; i was very hot I threw up; maybe this is a heart attack; i
googled womens heart attack symptoms; i had many of them; but really?
– i thought – naaaa.”
The next day, O'Donnell said, she went
to see a cardiologist, who admitted her to the hospital after
administering an EKG.
“my LAD was 99% blocked; they call
this type of heart attack the Widow maker; i am lucky to be here,”
Earlier this month, O'Donnell revealed
that she and fiancee Michelle Rounds pushed
back their wedding date after Rounds fell ill in May and was
eventually diagnosed with Desmoid Tumors.