John Edwards Rushed to Hospital With Heart Attack Scare — Doc Warns Stop Drinking Or Die, Claims Report

John Edwards

Mar. 6 2013, Published 6:58 a.m. ET

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John Edwards suffered a heart attack scare back in February, and according to a bombshell new report in the National Enquirer, doctors have warned the disgraced ex-presidential candidate that he could be dead in six months if he doesn’t stop drinking!

John was at home when he started to feel pain and tightness in his chest,” a family source told the Enquirer — claiming that the 59-year-old former Senator's girlfriend Rielle Hunter came to the rescue.

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“He was certain that he was having a heart attack, so he called Rielle," the source told the Enquirer. "She rushed over from her place nearby and drove him to the emergency room.”

After reportedly being released from N.C. Memorial Hospital, Edwards returned to the Chapel Hill, N.C., estate he once shared with his late wife Elizabeth. He now lives there with his two youngest kids, Emma Claire, 14, and Jack, 12.

Elizabeth Edwards

For all the exclusive details on Edwards' health woes and booze warning pick up the latest issue of the National Enquirer -- on newsstands Thursday.



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