Rosie O’Donnell Suffers Heart Attack

by | August 20, 2012 at 4:03 PM | Celebrities, TV News

Rosie O'Donnell (Photo by Robin Layton and Courtesy of OWN)

Rosie O’Donnell is recovering at home after suffering a heart attack last week.

After experiencing chest pains — and Googling heart attack symptoms — O’Donnell, 50, got herself to a cardiologist. Doctors discovered her coronary artery was 99 percent blocked and she underwent a procedure to have a stent put in.

The talk show host revealed the news Monday on her blog.

“I became nauseous, my skin was clammy, I was very very hot, I threw up,” O’Donnell describes of the symptoms she experienced, adding that she took a Bayer aspirin after seeing it recommended on the Internet.

O’Donnell says it’s a “miracle” she’s still alive, writing “Thank God, saved by a TV commercial, literally.”

“They call this type of heart attack the Widow maker — I am lucky to be here,” she added.

In August, O’Donnell revealed her fiancee Michelle Rounds was ill and had surgery in June to remove rare desmoid tumors.