Rosie O'Donnell to make a comedy of heart attack drama

Actress/comedienne ROSIE O'DONNELL is working on a new stand-up routine to help women understand what a heart attack feels like.

The A League of Their Own star suffered a cardiac arrest in August, 2012 but brushed the symptoms off for 48 hours until she decided to visit her doctor.

He gave her the startling news that she should have been dead due to a 100 per cent blockage in her artery - and now the funny woman is hoping to turn her health crisis and recovery into a comedy segment for a new show.

She tells Access Hollywood, "I learned to deal with nearly everything through comedy and boy did I have a lot of stuff after that heart attack 'cos my whole world was kinda shifted, so I want to make sure that there are women out there who don't do what I did."

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