Sarah Silverman‘s life was in jeopardy last week when she visited the doctor because of a sore throat…she just didn’t know it yet.
The comedian/actress took to Facebook last night and revealed the scary news that she’d actually been suffering from a severe case of epiglottitis; a rare throat condition that causes the tissue protecting the windpipe to become inflamed.
“Hi. This is me telling everyone in my life at once why I haven’t been around. This will not interest everyone so feel free to disregard,” she began. “I was in the ICU all of last week and I am insanely lucky to be alive. Don’t even know why I went to the doctor, it was just a sore throat. But I had a freak case of epiglottitis.”
After spending five days being “drugged just enough to not feel the pain,” Silverman finally awoke, and remembered next to nothing about the scary situation. However, her friends, family and boyfriend Michael Sheen were able to relay some of her funnier moments.
“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,” she explained. “When she looked at it, it just said, ‘Do you live with your mother?’ next to a drawing of a penis.”
We’re glad to know that Sarah never loses her sense of humor, even during the toughest times!