Rosie O’Donnell suffered a heart attack back in August of 2012 and is now speaking out about the health scare that almost took her life. At the annual Go Red For Women Luncheon in Detroit, sponsored by the American Heart Association, O’Donnell was the keynote speaker and talked about the weight loss surgery she underwent last summer.
Rosie said that she lost 40 pounds since she had the surgery and doctors are recommending she lose 40 more pounds.
She said, “I did what many woman do, and I did not take care of myself. And that’s why I’m here, to try to get women to know you’re worth it, take care of yourself and know the symptoms.”
She vaguely revealed what happened via her website following the incident, “My body hurt/ i had an ache in my chest/ both my arms were sore/ everything felt bruised/ musculature – i thought/ strained or pulled tissue.”
But instead of calling 911, she popped a Bayer aspirin (after seeing one of those Bayer commercials) that basically saved her life.
“Thankgod,” she wrote. “Saved by a tv commercial/ literally/ i did not call 911.”
Even though she did not call 911, she did go and see a cardiologist the next day and that is where they put a stent in and she realized this was nothing to mess around with!