Legendary soap star Susan Lucci has revealed a health crisis that forced to have emergency heart surgery. On her Instagram account, Lucci captioned a photo of herself, writing: “On a late October afternoon, I had a wakeup call. 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. “I exercise daily, eat as healthy as possible and yet had a shock of a lifetime when I was told that I had a 90% blockage in the main artery of my heart,” Lucci wrote. “I learned that heart disease is the number 1 killer of women, claiming more precious lives every year than all forms of cancer combined.”

Lucci said that her father’s heart condition — he suffered a heart attack in his late 40s — put her at risk for the same. Lucci said, “My father had calcium build up in his arteries. It’s my DNA. No one should have to die of a heart attack — they just need to listen to their symptoms and act on them. My hope in telling my story is that I can help at least one wife, mother, sister and friend.”

‘All My Children’ star Susan Lucci: ‘Lucky to be alive’ after major heart artery blockage

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