Rosie O’Donnell Suffers Heart Attack

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The comedienne says she was "saved by a TV commercial" because she took aspirin after researching her symptoms on the Internet.

Rosie O’Donnell suffered a heart attack last week – and was saved by a TV commercial.

O’Donnell, 50, wrote on her blog that it was a "miracle" she survived the incident, which occurred on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

She says that after feeling intense pain, she did an Internet search on the symptoms for a heart attack and took some Bayer aspirin, based on the information she’d gathered from commercials for the product.

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“Thank god/ saved by a tv commercial/ literally” she wrote.

O’Donnell, who earlier this month revealed that her fiancée Michelle Rounds was diagnosed with desmoid tumors, said she first felt pain after helping an “enormous woman” get out of her car.

Later that day, she had an ache in her chest and both of her arms were sore.

After googling her symptoms, she took the asprin but did not call 911.

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“50% of women having heart attacks never call 911/ 200,000 women die of heart attacks/ every year in the US/ by some miracle i was not one of them,” she wrote.

The following day, she went to a cardiologist and was sent to the hospital. A stent was inserted after doctors found that her coronary artery was 99 percent blocked.

“Rosie is home and resting comfortably,” O’Donnell’s rep told The Hollywood Reporter.