Little Richard says he suffered a heart attack

Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:23 AM
| License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Famed musician Little Richard said in Los Angeles he suffered a heart attack last week, but survived, in part, because he took aspirin during the episode.

Richard, 80, talked about the experience Monday at a Recording Academy event, Digital Spy reported.

"The other night, I didn't know I was having a heart attack. I was coughing and my right arm was aching," he said. "I told my son, 'Make the room as cold as ice'. 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."

Little Richard, who is now semi-retired from performing, is known for his hits "Good Golly Miss Molly," "Tutti Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally."

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Will Smith returns to music with new song after 10-year hiatus
'Doctor Who' spinoff series to start filming this spring in Wales
Rita Ora, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker dating
Vegan celebs turn up for Peta's 35th anniversary party
George R.R. Martin slashes 'Game of Thrones' movie rumors