NYACK, N.Y., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Rosie O'Donnell secretly married Michelle Rounds two months before the date they first set, the U.S. comedian, actress and TV personality said Monday.
"We married in private before her surgery, just the 2 of us," O'Donnell wrote in her usual free-form style on her blog Web site.
O'Donnell, 50, who announced her engagement to Rounds on her TV show Dec. 2, had agreed with Rounds to have a wedding in August.
But they moved up the date to June 9, five days before Rounds' first of several surgeries to remove gastrointestinal desmoid tumors, O'Donnell representative Cindi Berger told People magazine.
The rare cancerous tumors, also known as aggressive fibromatosis, can form anywhere on the body and can be life-threatening if they compress vital organs such as intestines, kidneys, lungs, blood vessels and nerves, the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation says.
O'Donnell and Rounds "got married but they haven't had the wedding celebration," Berger told People.
The ceremony took place at an undisclosed New York location. O'Donnell lives in the Hudson Valley village of Nyack, N.Y.
Rounds is "on the road to recovery" having "several gastrointestinal surgeries to remove the desmoid turmors," Berger said.
O'Donnell said in her blog that "when we r both well enough, [they] will have the wedding of r dreams, surrounded by those we cherish, thankful for the love and support so many have given us during these trying times, including all of u stranger-friends connected thru invisible strands of wi fi."
She pointed out that changing the marriage date was fortuitous, "as i was in ICU" on the couple's originally planned wedding date.
O'Donnell suffered a heart attack Aug. 14 and ended up having a mesh tube called a stent inserted into one of her heart's arteries after doctors discovered it was 99 percent blocked.
"When it rains ... things grow, like love and flowers -- humans too," O'Donnell wrote.
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