News: Near-Death Experience For Sarah Silverman

Comedian Sarah Silverman has revealed that she nearly died last week.

In a post on her Facebook page she explained how she went to see a doctor about a sore throat and it turned out that she had a serious condition that could have stopped her from breathing. 

"I had a freak case of epiglottitis," she said. 

She thanked the staff at Cedars hospital before going into more detail: "When I woke up 5 days later I didn't remember anything. I thanked everyone at the ICU for my life, went home, and then slowly as the opiates faded away, remembered the trauma of the surgery & spent the first two days home kind of free-falling from the meds/lack of meds and the paralyzing realization that nothing matters. Luckily that was followed by the motivating revelation that nothing matters."

She had not lost her sense of humour in hospital though: "I couldn't speak for a while and I don't remember a lot of my "lucid" time, but Amy (the Zvi) told me I stopped a nurse - like it was an emergency - furiously wrote down a note and gave it to her. When she looked at it, it just said, "Do you live with your mother?" next to a drawing of a penis.  Also, when I first woke up and the breathing tube came out, I still couldn't talk and they gave me a board of letters to communicate. My loved ones stood there, so curious what was going to be the first thing I had to say. They followed my finger, rapt, as I pointed from letter to letter until I finally spelled out, "Did you see 'Hello My Name is Doris.'"

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