Rosie O’Donnell says she had a heart attack after helping an enormously fat woman get out of her car. Here’s how People said it:
O’Donnell said her own health problems started on Aug. 14 after she helped “an enormous woman” struggling to get out of her car in a parking lot in Nyack, N.Y.
A few hours later, her chest ached, both arms felt sore as if they were bruised, she became nauseous, and had clammy skin.
“maybe this is a heart attack,” she wrote. “i googled womens heart attack symptoms/i had many of them/but really? – i thought – naaaa.”
She took the aspirin recommended for people who think they are suffering a heart attack but didn’t call 911. She said that hundreds of thousands of women die each year of heart attacks and that many never dial the emergency number.
“by some miracle i was not one of them,” she wrote, adding: “know the symptoms ladies/listen to the voice inside/the one we all so easily ignore/CALL 911/save urself.”
Although Rosie totally fits the morbidly obese profile of a woman her age that is likely to have a heart attack or a stroke, it could also be her gallbladder causing those same symptoms, or esophageal reflux. It’s just like Rosie to recommend everyone call 911, but not go see her doctor after such an alarming health scare. Right now though, Rosie is preoccupied making sure the world knows there is a woman in town who is bigger and fatter than she is, but she’s not looking for attention, even though she blogged about it, and asked everyone to retweet.