Rosie O'Donnell has chosen an unusual way to tell her fans that she suffered a heart attack last week:
And she's using the experience to urge other women to "listen to the voice inside" and call 911 if they suffer the symptoms she did — which she tried to ignore for a day.
It seems that last Tuesday (Aug. 14), the 50-year-old comedian/actress/talk show host helped a heavy woman get out of her car. She writes that:
"it was not easy"but together we did it"she was up and on her way"with gratitude"a few hours later my body hurt" i had an ache in my chest"both my arms were sore"everything felt bruised"Later, she felt "nauseous ... clammy ... very hot. ... i threw up."
But it wasn't until the next day that she went to a doctor — who "did an EKG and sent me to the hospital ... where a stent was put in."
According to O'Donnell, her left anterior descending artery was "99% blocked."
She ends her post with this message for women:
"know the symptoms ladies"listen to the voice inside"the one we all so easily ignore"CALL 911"save urself"
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