Rosie O’Donnell Thanks Fans After Heart Attack, Eats Grape-Nuts


Rosie O'Donnell is taking time to stop and smell the roses — and eat Grape-Nuts — after suffering a heart attack last week.

After revealing her health scare Monday on her website, the 50-year-old comedienne tweeted a photo of herself to fans to show she's doing well.

"Listening to Barry Manilow — painting — feeling good — Life," she tweeted Tuesday with a snapshot of herself smiling on a sunny day. O'Donnell also shared two closeup shots of roses sent by her supporters. "Some beautiful flowers . . . thank you."

Earlier in the day, O'Donnell wrote, "Good morning all — thanks for all the good wishes! Happy — grateful." Along with the note, the star shared a photo of the "good for your heart" label on a box of Grape-Nuts cereal.

On Monday, O'Donnell revealed on her website that after helping an "enormous woman" out of her car last week, she "had an ache in my chest, both my arms were sore, everything felt bruised." After visiting a cardiologist, O'Donnell learned she had suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack).

"The doctor did an EKG and sent me to the hospital where a stent was put in. My LAD [left anterior descending coronary artery] was 99% blocked," she explained. "They call this type of heart attack the Widow maker. I am lucky to be here."

"Know the symptoms ladies. Listen to the voice inside, the one we all so easily ignore," O'Donnell warned. "Call 911. Save yourself."

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