Coleen Nolan's suspected heart attack

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 February 2017
Coleen Nolan

Coleen Nolan

Coleen Nolan was rushed to hospital while she was in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house because doctors thought she was having a heart attack

Coleen Nolan was hospitalised the day before the 'Celebrity Big Brother' final with a suspected heart attack.

The 'Loose Women' panellist - who was crowned winner of the show on Friday (03.02.17) evening, beating Jedward into second place - woke up with "terrible" chest pains and kept falling asleep, so show bosses sought medical attention for her and felt it best she should leave the house.

She explained: "That was really scary, last Thursday I woke up with terrible, terrible chest pains.

"I thought it was heartburn, and they were really bad, I was shaking and couldn't wake up. They called me to the diary room and brought in a paramedic, he did two ECGs and they were fine.

"[Was I scared?] Not at this point.

"I'd been smoking a lot, everything was excessive and also the stress of the house, they said no sleep in the day but I could because I was ill so I got on the couch and they called me to the Diary Room and said a doctor has been on and they're sending an ambulance for you."

But Coleen admitted she had got so used to the "cruel" twists on the show, she was convinced producers were luring her out of the house for a secret eviction.

She added on 'Loose Women': "At this stage, I didn't trust 'Big Brother' and thought they were evicting me because they'd been so cruel.

"They said, 'No, we can't overrule the doctor'. I said, 'Look its fine, they gave me paracetamol and the pain has gone a bit'. Then she said, 'But heart attacks can present differently in women and men' so they sent me off to hospital covered in a blanket over my head because no one was allowed to see me, how embarrassing is that. The doctor comes in and is talking to a blanket!"

Thankfully, Coleen was told there was nothing seriously wrong with her and she was allowed to return to the house.

She concluded: "Basically I had seven ECGs, loads of blood tests, and a chest X-ray and it basically came back as loads of excess and stress."

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