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Rosie O’Donnell suffers heart attack

Rosie O’Donnell says she’s lucky to be alive after suffering a heart attack last week.

The comedienne says she felt achy, sore and nauseous, but put her discomfort down to helping a “heavy woman” out of a car and ignored her symptoms for an entire day.

“I googled women’s heart attack symptoms,” she wrote on her blog. “I had many of them, but really? I thought, naaa.”

Rosie eventually saw her doctor the following day, and discovered one of her main arteries was 99% blocked.

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

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