Kelsey Grammer’s health: The Frasier star almost died after suffering a severe heart attack

Kelsey Grammer is best known for his portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the sitcom Cheers and its spin-off show Frasier. However, the Primetime Emmy Award winner’s life took a terrible turn when he suffered a near-fatal heart attack.

The 66-year-old, who has previously won three Golden Globes for his television work, began to suspect something was wrong after paddle boarding with his wife one morning in 2008.

Grammer was promptly brought to a hospital upon his return to his Hawaiian home, where medical specialists first indicated that he had suffered a “mild” heart attack. However, when asked about the encounter a few weeks later, Grammer recalled an entirely different event.

“Grammer was immediately brought to an area hospital where it was established that he had a small heart attack,” stated Stan Rosenfield, Grammer’s spokesperson at the time.

“He’ll be out of the hospital early this week.”

Yet, around seven weeks after the news of his cardiac problems broke, Grammar said that he had nearly died as a result of his heart-stopping.

“They had to blast me twice and start me over,” he added.

“Oh my goodness. I need to keep my grasp. I have far too much to deal with. I have to keep an eye on the family.”

The actor was extremely candid with his descriptions when conveying the sadness of the scenario. “It felt like someone was truly attempting to rip my chest open with the jaws of life,” he continued.

Grammer, who had never had cardiac problems before, did spend time in a rehab center after developing an alcohol addiction. Following his discharge, the star developed a cocaine addiction.

Grammer had just found out that his new Fox sitcom, Back to You, would be canceled after only one season when he suffered a heart attack.

“Obviously, you play the hand you’re dealt,” Grammar stated in response to the cancellation of his last show.

Heart attacks are caused by blockages in one of the blood vessels that supply blood to your heart, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

Plaque is a sticky substance that can build up on the inside of your arteries and create blockages.

When plaque deposits within the coronary arteries break, a blood clot may become trapped near the area of the rupture.

If the clot narrows the artery later, the heart may become oxygen- and blood-starved, resulting in a heart attack.

According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), some less prevalent causes of a heart attack include:

Unintentional coronary artery dissection (SCAD)

Addiction to drugs

Hypoxia (a abrupt decline in oxygen levels in the body)

A heart attack is a medical emergency because a continuous lack of blood to the heart can severely damage the heart muscle, putting the patient’s life in danger.

It is critical to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack, which can include the following.

It may seem as though a giant object is pushing or squeezing the chest, and it may spread to the jaw, neck, arms, and back.

Breathing problems

Feeling light-headed, dizzy, or both

An overwhelming sense of worry.

Because everyone feels pain differently, it is possible to have a heart attack without expressing all of these symptoms, according to the BHF. Diabetes patients and the elderly typically exhibit distinct symptoms.

The degree of chest discomfort does not play a role in determining whether a person is having a heart attack.