Ellen DeGeneres Health Scare

September 26, 2011 - 8:05 PM
Ellen Degeneres

In this photo released by Warner Bros., talk show host Ellen DeGeneres addresses her recent visit by the paramedics during a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 in Burbank, Calif. DeGeneres says she's fine after feeling chest pains that prompted paramedics to respond to the Burbank studio. The episode will air on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Michael Rozman)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres says she's fine after feeling chest pains that prompted paramedics to respond to the Burbank studio where her daytime talk show is taped.

The comedian says in a statement issued Monday that she doesn't know what caused the chest pain "but it's fine."

DeGeneres says she started having chest pains Sunday night and woke up feeling tightness and heaviness in her chest. She compared the feeling to having two cats on her chest.

She said the pains lingered when she came to work, so she called 911 "to be safe." She joked the paramedics may have overreacted, saying multiple trucks and ambulances showed up on the Warner Brothers lot and appeared "like one marching band short of a parade."

She thanked the medical responders "for caring so much."