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Rosie O'Donnell pulled out of Madonna screening after health scare

Jun 20, 2013 | 6:38am EDT

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell cancelled her appearance at the New York City premiere of her friend Madonna's tour documentary on Tuesday (18Jun13) after suffering a health scare. The funnywoman was due to join her A League of Their Own co-star onstage for a question-and-answer session at the Paris Theatre in Manhattan ahead of a screening of new concert movie Madonna: The MDNA Tour. However, O'Donnell pulled out at the last minute after receiving a phone call from doctors, leaving Madonna to host the event on her own. O'Donnell's spokesperson tells the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, "Rosie had a suspicious CAT (computer assisted tomography) scan (that had to be) checked out," and adds that the star was "given a clean bill of health" on Wednesday (19Jun13) morning. The funnywoman has not released any further information about her scare. The 51 year old suffered a heart attack last August (12) and subsequently lost 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms) after revamping her diet.

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