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Susan Lucci Opens Up About Her Recent Health Scare

Lucci said, "My hope in telling my story is that I can help at least one wife, mother, sister and friend."

With her Mediterranean diet and exercise routine, Susan Lucci looks the picture of health at 72.

But the legendary soap star now says she wasn’t as healthy as she believed.

“On a late October afternoon, I had a wakeup call,” Lucci said in a photo caption on her Instagram account. “Narrowly missing a severe heart attack, I realized how vulnerable life is and how incredibly grateful I am to be here today.”

The former “All My Children” star revealed she had a blockage in her heart and had to undergo emergency surgery: