20. Rosie O’Donnell
Rosie is, without a doubt, one of the most popular and controversial comedians in America. She has earned her rep as a magazine editor as well as a rather prominent celebrity blogger, lesbian right activist, television producer, and a collaborative partner in the LGBT family vacation company R Family Vacations.
This fiery lady, who started her comedy career when she was a teenager, is known for having serious health problems. Sadly, she suffered a heart attack in 2012. Her artery was 99% blocked and a stent had to be inserted. She later explained the situation to her fans on Twitter, assuring them she was ok, and that she was considering a whole food, plant-based diet to reverse the effects. She recalls it as an “extremely frightening” experience that involved a lot of pain, and this charming lady will probably do everything it takes never to be in the same situation again.