Saturday 20 December 2014

Margo: I had heart attack after mam died

Linda McGrory

Published 16/06/2014 | 02:30

Country and Western singer, Margo O Donnell at one point outsold the Beatles in 
Ireland.  A Little Bit Country  looks back on her life with the help of the RTE Archives.
In 1998 Margo got to record with Dolly Parton at the mother church for country music, Nashville called  The Highway of My Life. 
TX  RT  ONE FRIDAY APRIL 7TH, 7.30 PM
Country and Western singer, Margo O Donnell at one point outsold the Beatles in Ireland. A Little Bit Country looks back on her life with the help of the RTE Archives. In 1998 Margo got to record with Dolly Parton at the mother church for country music, Nashville called The Highway of My Life. TX RT ONE FRIDAY APRIL 7TH, 7.30 PM

GRIEVING Irish country star Margo O'Donnell has revealed she suffered a heart attack after the recent death of her beloved mother Julia.

The older sister of entertainer Daniel O'Donnell said a build-up of stress and anxiety brought on the attack which struck about two weeks after their mum passed away on May 18.

Margo (63) expressed relief that medics have told her she has suffered no long-term damage and is now under doctors' orders to "take things easy".

"I am feeling a lot better now after my attack. It was a mild heart attack caused by anxiety and stress," said the singer. "I feel very lucky."

Daniel, Margo and their three siblings have been trying to come to terms with the death of Julia (94).

Daniel (52), who is on his way home after a three-week tour of North America, described how his mother's memory had helped him on stage.

"I have felt a great sense of peace each night on stage. I know in my heart it's what (Mam) would have wanted me to do," he told fans.

Irish Independent

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