Ellen DeGeneres 'Fine' After Having Chest Pains
The talk show host sets the record straight with her audience on the heels of a media report about her calling the paramedics.
Ellen DeGeneres opened about a recent medical scare at a taping of her talk show Monday.
In the episode, which airs Tuesday, the host tells her audience that she was having chest pains Sunday night.
"So this morning the paramedics came to look at me," she said, as reported by USA Today. "First of all, I'm fine. Let me just say, I'm fine."
DeGeneres told her audience she wanted to set the record straight after the news was reported by TMZ that she had suffered chest pains during a producers' meeting on the Warner Bros. lot.
She said she wanted to make everyone aware of "what going on in my life because TMZ is also telling you what's going on in my life."
As she tells it, she woke up in the middle of the night with "a tightness of my chest and all the scary things ... like something was heavy on my chest and it was a cat so I moved it. I still felt the tightness and heaviness so there was another cat under that cat. There were two cats on my chest."
When she got to work, she was still feeling the pains and called the paramedics on the Warners lot -- "it's better to be safe than sorry -- and they treated her in her office.
"They came in, they asked me all the questions: 'How are you feeling? When did it start? Family history? Can I get tickets to the 12 Days (holiday giveaway shows)?'" she quipped. "All the questions that they would ask, but everything is fine."