NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Rosie O’Donnell says she is happy to be alive.
That is because the comedienne and former talk show host suffered a heart attack last week in Nyack.
O’Donnell, 50, writes on her blog, that she was walking in a parking lot in Nyack last Tuesday when she heard a woman crying for help.
According to her blog, O’Donnell saw an “enormous woman” struggling to get out of her car. She helped the woman, but wrote that it wasn’t easy.
A few hours later, O’Donnell said her body hurt and that she felt nauseous.
“Maybe this is a heart attack,” Rosie wrote. “I Googled women’s heart attack symptoms. I had many of them. But really? – I thought – naaaa. I took some Bayer aspirin. Thank God. Saved by a TV commercial. Literally.”
The next day she went to a Cardiologist who did an EKG and sent her to the hospital where a stent was put in, O’Donnell wrote.
She is recovering at her home in Nyack.
In a statement on Monday, her rep Cindi Berger told PEOPLE, “She is now home and resting comfortably. She is very, very lucky.”
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