Ellen Degeneres is "Fine" After Chest Pains Scare

September 27, 2011 By:
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Ellen Degeneres had to call paramedics to the set of her show yesterday. The talk-show host claims she was experiencing chest pains all day Sunday and when they didn't go away on Monday she called the paramedics to the Warner Bros studio where she films her talk show.

The paramedics were called in, Ellen is fine now, and she took to her stage to address her heart-issues in very “Ellen” fashion, aka turning something serious into something silly.

When most celebs fall ill they tweet something like, “Thanks for the get-wells and kind wishes xoxo,” but Ellen decides to make paramedic-stripper jokes.

I guess laughter truly is the best medicine (ba dum ching).

TMZ was the first news outlet to break the story, so Ellen sets the record straight.

“I will tell you what's going on in my life because TMZ is also telling you what's going on in my life…What happened was last night I was having chest pains. So this morning the paramedics came to look at me…First of al, I'm fine. The paramedics were strippers that I had called,” jokes Ellen.

She says the pain started while she was sleeping. “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,” Ellen confesses while smiling.

Only Ellen would equate serious middle age heart issues as “having two cats on my chest.”

Anyways, since the problem wasn't going away she had to call up the paramedics when she got to work, “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 arrived, like one marching band short of a parade.”

“Then they come in with an axe. Break the door down. It was open. I don't know why they did that?”

Then the medics asked all the normal questions like, “How are you feeling? When did it start? Family History? Can I get tickets to the '12 Days [Of Christmas Show]'?”

But Ellen concludes that she's fine now because she had a “Baboon heart that I had put in earlier.”

Lastly she thanks the paramedics and the nurses and everybody at “TMZ for caring so much.”

If you want to see Ellen recreate her heart-scare stand-up bit, it airs on today's episode.