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Heart Surgery Hell! Dying Susan Richardson On Last Legs & Needs Quadruple Bypass

Jan. 17 2018, Updated 12:02 p.m. ET

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Susan Richardson's latest health crisis has her asking for prayers and RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively the long-suffering Eight Is Enough star now needs quadruple bypass!

Just months after her lifesaving feeding tube exploded, the troubled star tells Radar her life is hanging by a thread.

“It really has me scared to death,” a distraught Robertson, 65, told Radar from her trailer park home.

“All the other surgeries I’ve endured and my weight loss have taken a terrible toll on my body. Now I need heart surgery!

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“It’s just very hard to bear.”

Susan went to the hospital near her Coatesville, Pa., home on Jan. 3 thinking she simply needed a heart stent repaired or replaced.

That’s when doctors rocked her with the grim diagnosis.

As Radar has reported, Susan narrowly escaped death when the tube that allowed her to eat failed.

She’d been placed on the feeding tube because of a rare disease called cardio-esophageal achalasia, which prevents her from eating and keeping food down.

The petite five-foot-two former actress had withered away to a scary 107 pounds!

Then, on the Fourth of July, the tube literally exploded and severed a vein.

“I looked like I was shot,” Susan said. “The area around where my feeding tube was ruptured and I began to bleed uncontrollably.”

She was rushed to the hospital for lifesaving treatment. Though her life finally took a turn for the better on Oct. 12 when daughter Sarah gave birth to her first grandchild, Miles.

But Susan’s latest health scare has her asking for prayers.

“Please tell my fans they mean everything to me!” she said. “Their prayers keep me going!”

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