Rosie O'Donnell revealed that she had a heart attack last Tuesday and posted a poem about the near-death experience on her blog.

The comedienne has publicly struggled with her weight ever since she stepped into the limelight in the 1980s and now that she's 30 years older her weight almost cost O'Donnell her life.

In the poem she detailed the events of the day, beginning, "i am happy to be alive," and then gets straight to the point when she says "last week i had a heart attack"

The former talk show host, 50, wrote that her arms and chest were sore on Tuesday after she helped "an enormous woman/struggling to get out of her car."

She continued that after she found out -- via a Google search -- that she might actually have been experiencing a heart attack, she merely took a Bayer Asprin instead of calling 911.

O'Donnell barely uses any punctuation throughout the poem and only uses capital letters to beg for people to "CALL" for 911 when they are not feeling well.

Though her poem is a little offbeat, the comedienne brings up a valid point -- more than 200,000 women die yearly from heart attacks, which is five times the toll from breast cancer, Women Heart, The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, verified. Women Heart also revealed that more women than men are affected by heart disease each year.

"Know the symptoms ladies/listen to the voice inside/the one we all so easily ignore," she wrote and tells women, "save urself."

Check out O'Donnell's poem about her heart attack in its entirety:

"its a semi-sunny Monday

the light bouncing off the flat hudson

mish is sitting next to me

i am happy to be alive

last week i had a heart attack

here is what happened

on tuesday morning

while walking in a parking lot in nyack

i heard a loud commanding voice

"can u help me"

more of  a demand than request

a challenge - a plea

i turned and saw an enormous woman

struggling to get out of her car

she was stuck

"can u help me? she asked again

as i walked toward her

"oh u r rosie odonnell"

yes i am

the ghost of christmas future

me - if i did not wake

there r no accidents i thought

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

a few hours later my body hurt

 i had an ache in my chest

both my arms were sore

everything felt bruised

muscular - i thought

strained or pulled tissue

i went about my day

the pain persisted

i became nauseous

my skin was clammy

i was very very hot

i threw up

maybe this is a heart attack

i googled womens heart attack symptoms

i had many of them

but really? - i thought - naaaa

i took some bayer aspirin

thank god

saved by a tv commercial


i did not call 911

50% of women having heart attacks never call 911

200,000 women die of heart attacks

every year in the US

by some miracle i was not one of them

the next day i went to a cardiologist

the dr did an EKG and sent me to the hospital

where a stent was put in

my LAD was 99% blocked

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

CALL 911

save urself


Do you think Rosie O'Donnell's poem will help save any lives?