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Little Richard suffers heart attack

Little Richard suffers heart attack

RECOVERING: Little Richard is recovering after suffering a heart attack. Singer/Songwriter and Rapper Cee Lo Green interviewed legendary artist Little Richard as part of the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter's "The Legacy Lounge" at the W Hotel on Sunday in Atlanta, Ga. "The Legacy Lounge" pairs contemporary artists with their musical idols and inspirations in an exclusive question and answer session in a room of music industry veterans. Photo: Associated Press/Dan Harr/Invision/AP

Rock and roll legend Little Richard is recovering after recently suffering a heart attack while at home with his family.

The “Tutti Frutti” singer, who turned 80 last year, reveals he was overcome with a coughing fit and started to feel a shooting pain in his arm and it was only after self-medicating that he started to feel OK.

His doctor later advised him that he had suffered a heart attack, and revealed that he saved his own life with his quick-thinking actions.

During a chat with Cee Lo Green for a Recording Academy fundraiser in Georgia on Sunday, he explained, “The other night, I didn’t know I was having a heart attack. I was coughing, and my right arm was aching. I told my son, ‘Make the room as cold as ice.’ So he turned the air conditioning on, and I took a baby aspirin. The doctor told me that saved my life. Jesus had something for me. He brought me through.”

The veteran entertainer has stepped away from performing since almost collapsing on stage during a gig in Washington, D.C. last summer.

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