Ray Romano underwent heart surgery after blockage in major artery

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Ray Romano says helium has precocious had a stent enactment into his heart, aft doctors discovered a 90% blockage successful his main artery.

The Everybody Loves Raymond actor, 65, said helium has suffered for years from precocious cholesterol, but had been reticent to instrumentality medication.

Opening up astir his wellness issues, connected the WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, Romano admitted helium felt "lucky" to beryllium live aft the blockage was discovered.

He said: "I had precocious cholesterin 20 years agone and my feline ever told me, 'Why don't we commencement going connected the statin?

"Every time, I said, 'Let maine bash it myself'."

Admitting that helium struggled to travel a steadfast diet, Romano explained "I conscionable had to person a stent enactment in" owed to a "90% blockage," which was successful his near anterior descending artery.

He added: "I got benignant of fortunate that we recovered it."

With his humor sweetener levels present up, Romano said helium is present considered pre-diabetic (when your humor sweetener is higher than normal, but not precocious capable to beryllium diabetic).

He said successful retrospect helium "would person gone connected the meds".

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Talking astir the ageing process, helium said: "Saying 50 was weird, but saying 60 sounds foreign, it sounds fake.

"In my caput I don't consciousness that old. In my assemblage I'm getting a mates of notices that I americium that old."

Romano, who is champion known for his TV relation successful Everybody Loves Raymond which helium starred successful from 1996 to 2005, has besides had a palmy movie vocation with credits including the Ice Age films, The Big Sick and The Irishman.

He's presently starring successful drama movie Somewhere successful Queens, which helium besides directed.

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