Rosie O'Donnell Recovering After Heart Attack

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Rosie O'Donnell appears on NBC's 'Today' show in New York City on April 26, 2012 -- Getty Images

Rosie O'Donnell is recovering following a heart attack last week.

Rosie suffered a heart attack last Tuesday and on her blog on Monday afternoon, she explained the incident happened after helping a woman get out of a vehicle.

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"i turned and saw an enormous woman/struggling to get out of her car/she was stuck," Rosie explained, penning her blog in her favorite haiku fashion.

"as i braced myself and lifted her/it was not easy/but together we did it/she was up and on her way/with gratitude," she added.

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The actress and comedian explained that a few hours after the incident she was in pain.

"i had an ache in my chest/both my arms were sore/everything felt bruised," she wrote.

The pain continued and Rosie said she grew "clammy," and began feeling "very hot" before eventually vomiting.

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Rosie explained that she hit the Internet only to realize she was experiencing some women's heart attack symptoms, prompting her to take an aspirin.

"i took some bayer aspirin/thank god/saved by a tv commercial/literally," she continued.

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She eventually sought medical attention the next day and a doctor placed a stent in her heart, letting her know one of her arteries was "99% blocked."

"they call this type of heart attack/the Widow maker," she noted. "I am lucky to be here."

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