Ellen Degeneres Okay After Having Chest Pains on Set

Sep 27, 2011, 12:54 by R.E. Christian

Ellen DeGeneres said she is fine after suffering unexplained chest pains on the Burbank, Calif., set of her talk show Monday.

"You know I like to tell you what's going on in my life. So today, I will tell you what's going on in my life because TMZ is also telling you what's going on in my life," E! News said the 53-year-old comedian told her audience at Monday's taping of her show. "So, I'll tell you at the same time that they're telling you. What happened was, last night I was having chest pains. So this morning the paramedics came to look at me. First of all, I'm fine. Let me just say, 'I'm fine.' The paramedics were strippers that I had called. That's how the rumors got started."

DeGeneres said she felt tightness in her chest when she was sleeping the night before, but blamed the two cats lying across her for her discomfort.

"Then I got to work and it was still happening," E! said she added. "I was still feeling the pains. So I was like: 'Ya know, 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 ax, break the door down. It was open. I don't know why they did that. I don't know what it is but it's fine. ... I have a baboon heart that I had put in earlier ... It's not true. But I want to say thank you to all the paramedics and the nurses who showed up and everybody and TMZ for caring so much ... I appreciate it. Thank you!"

Source: UPI