Margo: I had heart attack after mam died
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.