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Rosie O'Donnell

I Had a Secret Heart Attack

Last Week

8/20/2012 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0820_rosie-odonnell_TMZRosie O'Donnell suffered a major heart attack last week but kept it a secret ... until now, when she revealed the whole scary ordeal on her blog ... as a poem.

In a post on Rosie's official blog dated August 20 ... the comedian drops a bombshell with an entry titled "My Heart Attack" ... in which she explains how she went into cardiac arrest and didn't even realize it.

In the post she explains (in poem form) ... she experienced chest pains, clammy skin, and vomiting ... she then took an aspirin -- but never bothered to call 911.

The next day she went to see a cardiologist and was informed by her doctor that her symptoms were a result of a "widow maker" heart attack.

She says in the post, "50% of women having heart attacks never call 911 ... 200,000 women die of heart attacks every year in the US ... by some miracle I was not one of them."

She ends with a warning to other women saying, "Know the symptoms ladies ... listen to the voice inside ... CALL 911... save urself."

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w. Zack    

Hope she is a nicer person now, she is/was a nasty awfu person , no wonder this happend to her .

689 days ago
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jeff    

No doubt the she suffered that heart attack from swinging that strap-on, which undoubtedly is made from a 2x4! Gotta get heavy after a while.

689 days ago
123.

RA    

Well, she can rest easy knowing she will never have a brain tumor, since she doesn't have a brain.

689 days ago
124.

tmzfan    

I don't know if I even believe her....

689 days ago
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LMT    

She urges women to know the symptoms but she should have included being overweight as a contributing factor to women and heart attacks. Sure it is great to know the symptoms but why not encourage women to live a lifestyle that would not give one such symptoms. Eat healthy, exercise, reduce stress. I do not recall ever seeing a photo of Rosie when she looked healthy. So, Rosie, don't lecture us on symptoms when your lifestyle points to you being unhealthy. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN WITHOUT A PARENT.

689 days ago
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sceptical!    

cardiac arrest and she didn't go to the hospital....come on! she miraculously restarted her heart???? i like her but that is a ridiculous statement

689 days ago
127.

Greg    

Not sad Too bad it wasn't "the big one"

689 days ago
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chilly willy    

The best part of this story is that this slob had a heart attack..............the worst part is that she survived.

686 days ago
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