Sarah Silverman opened up on Facebook today about a recent medical emergency that left her feeling “insanely lucky to be alive.”
The Emmy-award winning actress/comedian revealed on the social media service that a visit to the doctor for what she considered to be a minor ailment turned out to be something much more serious.
“I was in the ICU all of last week and I am insanely lucky to be alive,” shared Silverman. “Don’t even know why I went to the doctor, it was just a sore throat. But I had a freak case of epiglottitis.”
That case of epiglottitis (a disease that causes inflammation of the epiglottis and blocks airflow) resulted in medical professionals leaping into action. Silverman heaped an enormous amount of praise and gratitude upon those that aided her during this medical emergency. She was also extremely candid about what she experienced during this harrowing ordeal.