Little Richard suffers a heart attack at his home. The legendary rock and roll pioneer is doing some recovery following the incident while he had been at home with his family. The eighty year old Tutti Frutti vocalist he was having a bad coughing fit when all of a sudden he felt a shooting pain in his arm.
He felt better after self-medicating. He was told by his doctor that he in fact had a small heart attack, and his life was saved due to quick thinking actions. During a chat with Cee Lo Green for a Recording Academy fundraiser in Georgia on Sunday (29Sep13), 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.”
He has also stepped away from any performances since almost collapsing on stage during a gig in Washington, D.C. last summer, June, 2012.