Rosie O'Donnell suffers heart attack, gets stent

File: Rosie O'Donnell speaks to the media after the unveiling of a new sign outside Harpo Studios welcoming "The Rosie Show," to the studio Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

August 21, 2012 8:00:50 AM PDT
Rosie O'Donnell says she suffered a heart attack last week and is "lucky to be here."

The 50-year-old comedian detailed the experience on her blog Monday, saying sudden nausea, aches and other symptoms pushed her to do an online search for "women's heart attack symptoms." She took a few aspirin and went to a cardiologist the next day.

She says an artery was 99 percent blocked and a stent was inserted.

O'Donnell writes in a kind of verse on her blog. She says: "Know the symptoms ladies/ listen to the voice inside/ the one we all so easily ignore."

The comedian recently hosted "The Rosie Show" on the Oprah Winfrey Network. It was canceled in March.

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