Ellen DeGeneres has joked about her health scare after she suffered chest pains and was treated by paramedics on Monday.
The Burbank Fire Department dispatched paramedics to the studio where DeGeneres’ popular talk show is shot to asses her condition.
She was said to be fine and was seen walking around after the incident. She later joked about the scare on her show.
“I woke up in the middle of the night. I was feeling a tightness of my chest and all the scary things – like something was heavy on my chest and it was a cat so I moved it.
“I still felt the tightness and heaviness, so there was another cat under that cat. There were two cats on my chest. Then I got to work and it was still happening. I was still feeling the pains,” said DeGeneres (53).
“I was like… ‘I should check this out. It’s better to be safe than sorry.’ Who doesn’t want to see a fireman occasionally?
“We called the paramedics here on the Warner Bros. lot and about 50 trucks and ambulances, like, one marching band short of a parade showed up outside of my office. Then they come in with an axe. Break the door down. It was open. I don’t know why they did that. They came in, they asked me all the questions – ‘How are you feeling? When did it start? Family history?’”
DeGeneres added: “But everything is fine. I don’t know what it is but it’s fine… I want to say thank you to all the paramedics and the nurses who showed up.”