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Ellen DeGeneres Doing Well After Having ‘Chest Pains’

Ellen DeGeneres is doing well after feeling chest pains that prompted paramedics to respond to the Burbank studio where her daytime talk show is taped.

TMZ has the reported:

Ellen DeGeneres suffered chest pains during a producers’ meeting on the Warner Bros’ lot … TMZ has learned.

Someone from Ellen’s staff called 911, and the Burbank Fire Department dispatched a crew to the scene at 11:53 am.

We’re told Ellen is doing fine. She was seen walking on her own after the Fire Dept. left.

Ellen joked about the situation on Monday for a segment that will air on Tuesday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show:

“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.”

She joked, “The paramedics were strippers that I had called.”

But then continued, “I woke up in the middle of the night. I was feeling like 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. 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 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? Can I get tickets to the 12 Days (holiday giveaway shows)?” All the questions that they would ask but everything is fine.”

She admits, “I don’t know what it is but it’s fine.”

Read the full article via USA TODAY