Country star Margo suffers heart
attack after mother's death
GRIEVING Irish country
star Margo O'Donnell has revealed she suffered a
heart attack after the recent death of her beloved
The Donegal singer – and older sister of entertainer
Daniel - said a build-up of stress and anxiety
brought on the attack which struck about two weeks
after their mum passed away last month.
Margo (63) expressed
relief that medics have told her she has suffered no
long-term damage as a result of the attack 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.
"Luckily there was little damage and no blocked
arteries so I feel very lucky."
Daniel, Margo and their three siblings have been
trying to come to terms with the death of Julia (94)
on May 18.
Daniel (52), who is
currently on his way home after finishing a
three-week tour of North America, described how his
mother's memory had helped him to go on stage each
"I have to say 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.
Meanwhile, Margo, who is putting the finishing
touches to her “warts and all” autobiography, said
she has now been told to rest to protect her health.
"I will have to take things easy and rest, that's
what my doctor ordered," she told her Facebook
The popular country music siblings have been buoyed
up by thousands of messages of love and support from
their many fans since Julia passed away at Dungloe
Daniel's heartfelt message to fans in which he
reveals he thought his mum would "live forever", has
received a whopping 14,000 likes and more than 2,000
comments on his Facebook page.
An American fan who attended one of his recent
concerts in Pennsylvania, told him his mother had
been "blessed to have such adoring children".
"The salute to your wonderful mother was very
moving," she said.
Meanwhile, one of Margo's fans told her: "Your mam
is resting happy because she knows you are loved
very much. Be happy for her and let her go. Your
health will improve. You are a very good person."
Julia O’Donnell’s month's mind mass will be held at
St Mary's Church, Kincasslagh, on Friday, June 27 at