Tig Notaro Hospitalized For 'Massive Internal Bleeding'

The comedian explains the details of her medical emergency.

ByLesley Messer
November 11, 2014, 12:17 PM
PHOTO: Tig Notaro is pictured on March 27, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
Tig Notaro is pictured on March 27, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
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— -- Tig Notaro was hospitalized last weekend, and now she's explaining why.

The comedian took to Facebook to explain that a burst cyst led to massive internal bleeding that required surgery.

"After my ridiculously fun show in Philly [on Nov. 7], as i was about to leave the venue, I collapsed in horrific pain, rushed to the ER and found that a cyst had burst causing MASSIVE internal bleeding," she wrote on her page. "They thought the hemorrhaging would stop and heal on its own, but unfortunately it did not. So, after a couple of horribly uncomfortable days of pain, they had to do surgery to stop it and clean up my insides. Too much information? Not enough information? We will leave it at that."

On Sunday, AEG Live Rocky Mountains, the event promoter behind the comedian, announced that Notaro was forced to cancel a Nov. 9 appearance in Denver after experiencing a "medical emergency."

"Tig is dealing with a medical emergency and is being hospitalized," read a post on AEG Live Rocky Mountains' Facebook page. "She will be alright but has to cancel the show tonight.

Notaro, 43, added on Tuesday that she's "on the mend" and looking forward to getting out of the hospital and back on the road.

"Thanks again and please know that I'm resting on a ton of drugs, walking when I can, doing my breathing exercises and trying my darnedest to get back to this tour that has been nothing short of the best time," she wrote. "Thanks again and see your faces soon!"

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