Rosie O’Donnell Has Made Some Changes Post Heart Attack

rosie o'donnell got a second chance after heart attack

Newlywed Rosie O’Donnell said it took having a major heart attack to start taking care of herself. In August Rosie suffered a heart attack that she didn’t even realize was a heart attack at first!

“My arms starting aching and my chest hurt. My son, Blake, said, ‘Mommy you look very white.’ I told him, ‘I don’t feel so good, honey.’ “

When Rosie went to the doctor the next day, he told her what had happened, and she had a stent inserted so blood could reach her heart again. Rosie said she threw out all of her junk food after she got home from the hospital. She said she’s lost 12 pounds so far.

“For the first time, it wasn’t hard for me. It took a heart attack for me to learn to take care of myself. I’ve been given a second chance. I’m getting an extra lap now. Make it worth something, kid.”

This is great news. Go Rosie!