Dot-Marie Jones, best known for her role as Coach Beiste on Glee and to soap fans as Chille on Days of our Lives, recently suffered a heart attack. The quick thinking of her wife helped prevent the health crisis from turning into a true tragedy!
Dot-Marie Jones — Survivor
According to TMZ, Jones recently underwent emergency surgery after she started to feel a really bad burning sensation in her chest. Initially diagnosed with bronchial spasms and asthma, Jones began to feel worse while taking down her holiday decorations.
Bridgett, Jones’ wife, brought her to the hospital where she was seen by the same cardiologist who saved Bridgett’s life after she had had a stroke in 2017. Jones was diagnosed with what is referred to as a “widowmaker’ heart attack. Her condition was dire — 99% of her arteries were being blocked.
The actress underwent surgery and is at home now, recovering and resting. Stars are reaching out to Jones, sending words of encouragement.
Crystal Chappell (ex-Carly, DAYS), who worked with Jones on her Web series, Venice, wrote: “We are loving you and laying all over you from the Central Coast. Here whenever you need us!”
Rosie O’Donnell (ex-Naomi, All My Children), former host of her own talk show and The View, posted: “widow maker survivor !!! welcome to the club.”
A Special Caretaker
At home, Jones’ pooch, Fancy, has been very attentive. “FANCY HAS BEEN BY MY SIDE OR LAYING OVER MY LEGS SINCE I GOT HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL FRIDAY!! @bridgettcjones TOO, WELL MAYBE NOT LAYING OVER MY LEGS! ❤️😉😉 I’M A LUCKY 🍀 GIRL IN MORE WAYS THEN ONE!! TRULY BLESSED!!”
Along with her praise for Fancy, Jones credits her amazing physician, Dr. Nguyen, for saving her life. “KEEP ASKING QUESTIONS AND ANYTHING AROUND THE HEART AREA OR ANYTHING YOU’RE NOT SURE OF!!” Jones encourages. “WOMEN HAVE DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS THEN MEN AND NOT ALL THE SAME! I AM BEYOND LUCKY AND TRULY BLESSED TO BE HERE!! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE LOVE!! I LOVE YALL!!”
Entertainment Hub sends best wishes to the actress for a smooth and complete recovery.
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I WANT TO SHARE THIS WITH ALL OF YOU! THESE TWO PICTURES ARE OF THE LEFT ANTERIOR DESCENDING ARTERY ALSO KNOWN AS THE WIDOW MAKER! THE PIC WITH THE RED CIRCLE SHOWS A 99% BLOCK! THE OTHER PIC SHOWS THE ARTERY AFTER THE STENT WAS PLACED. THIS IS MY HEART, THIS WAS MY HEART YESTERDAY! I HAD A HEART ATTACK THEN I HAD AN ANGIOGRAM LATE LAST NIGHT AND A STENT PUT IN TO OPEN THE BLOOD FLOW! OUR AMAZING HEART DR FIXED IT!! I LOVE HIM SO MUCH AS HE IS THE DR WHO SAVED BRIDGETT AFTER HER STROKES!! I HAD BEEN HAVING A BURNING SENSATION ACROSS MY CHEST WHILE WALKING AND WHEN I WOULD STOP WALKING IT WENT AWAY! WHEN I WENT TO THE INTERNIST I WAS TOLD IT WAS BRONCHIAL SPASMS, THAT THEY WOULD GO AWAY! A WEEK LATER IT WAS GETTING WORSE I WENT BACK THEN TOLD IT WAS ASTHMA! AND GIVEN AN INHALER WHICH DID NOTHING ! I THANK GOD FOR @bridgettcjones MAKING MY APPOINTMENT WITH DR NGUYEN! KEEP ASKING QUESTIONS AND ANYTHING AROUND THE HEART AREA OR ANYTHING YOU’RE NOT SURE OF!! WOMEN HAVE DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS THEN MEN AND NOT ALL THE SAME! I AM BEYOND LUCKY AND TRULY BLESSED TO BE HERE!! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE LOVE!! I LOVE YALL!!