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(National Enquirer) EXCLUSIVE! JOHN EDWARDS HEART ATTACK DRAMA
NATIONAL ENQUIRER ^ | December 30, 2011 | ALEXANDER HITCHEN, RICK EGUSQUIZA & LYNN ALLISON

Posted on 12/30/2011 10:55:05 AM PST by maggief

“HELP ME, I’M DYING!” Bent over in agony, JOHN EDWARDS cried out for assistance during a terrifying heart attack drama – only days after the one-year anniversary of his wife ELIZABETH’s death.

That’s the shocking untold story behind the dis­graced politician’s sudden request to postpone his upcoming criminal trial, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.

“John fell apart in front of a pal after returning from a jog and was afraid he’d die,” revealed a close source.

“His heart began pounding and he was having la­bored breathing. He had many symptoms of a major heart attack, so he asked his friend to rush him to his doctor.”

In documents filed Dec. 22 in a North Carolina fed­eral court and obtained by The ENQUIRER, lawyers claimed the former presidential candidate had “unex­pectedly encountered a medical issue” that will make it “extraordinarily difficult” for him to appear in court for his trial, slated to begin Jan. 30.

While the details of his medical situation were filed under seal and cannot be re­ported to the public, a close friend revealed that Edwards was telling pals he was suffer­ing from “sleep apnea” and “migraine headaches.”

BUT while sources confirm he does have the potentially deadly sleeping disorder, the sudden chest pains and shortness of breath are what spurred a frightened Edwards – who claims a family history of heart disease – to request the delay, say sources.

“John has been very depressed with theupcoming trial and particularly down in the dumps with the holiday season and his young children having to deal with the first anniversary of his wife’s death on Dec. 7,” said the close source.

Under tremendous stress from the impending trial on charges he mis­used campaign funds to cover up an illicit affair and love child, Edwards had “also been drinking too much,” said the close source.

It all came to a head when he recently went for a short jog near his palatial North Carolina estate and collapsed with chest pains, divulged the insider.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: johnedwards
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1 posted on 12/30/2011 10:55:09 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Lol!!!


2 posted on 12/30/2011 10:56:59 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: maggief

AFIGASO...as if I give a smelly Obama.


3 posted on 12/30/2011 10:57:08 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: maggief

Mitt Romney immediately called to express concern about his hair.


4 posted on 12/30/2011 10:58:36 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: maggief
It's called a panic attack and if I were him I'd be panicking, too.

Hopefully the Judge will see through this sham and order him to appear to be tried right on schedule.

5 posted on 12/30/2011 10:59:50 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: maggief

Sounds like a panic attack. And he has reasons to panic.


6 posted on 12/30/2011 11:00:46 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: maggief
Always knew the shyster was a good actor. Maybe it's that kid calling out for justice from inside him again.
7 posted on 12/30/2011 11:01:09 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: maggief

“The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.”

Ain’t that thar one of them dangling participles? Dangling participles have been outlawed here. If they see them flappin’ around under your truck, they pull you over.


8 posted on 12/30/2011 11:01:42 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: maggief

Did someone say drama?

9 posted on 12/30/2011 11:01:57 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: maggief
Poor Johnny. He needs one of them ambulances he's chased for years.




10 posted on 12/30/2011 11:01:59 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: maggief

Not to ruin the drama, but Breck Boy has probably just inhaled a few too many fumes from his daily coif.

11 posted on 12/30/2011 11:03:21 AM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: maggief

Isn’t the “palatial North Carolina estate” enough to keep you happy Johnny? Lord knows you earned it!~sarc


12 posted on 12/30/2011 11:04:17 AM PST by albie
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To: Lurker

Lover boy knows what fate awaits him in the slam. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

Good Lord, I hate people like Edwards with a white hot passion, and I don’t mind saying so.


13 posted on 12/30/2011 11:04:53 AM PST by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: maggief

14 posted on 12/30/2011 11:05:43 AM PST by GQuagmire ('Don't Piss The Lady Off'...)
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To: Zakeet

that photo looks like it’s from The Brady Bunch.


15 posted on 12/30/2011 11:07:10 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: GQuagmire

You beat me to it with Fred Sanford.
My three year old son, who has never seen the show, does the reeling and plopping on the floor thing often when he receives a verbal lashing.


16 posted on 12/30/2011 11:07:43 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: maggief

Good Lord!
What a shameless Huckster.


17 posted on 12/30/2011 11:09:17 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: maggief
I hope somebody called one of these for the poor dear.


18 posted on 12/30/2011 11:09:31 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm not cut out to suffer fools like this.)
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To: maggief

Did you know that his Daddy worked in a “meel”?


19 posted on 12/30/2011 11:10:19 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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20 posted on 12/30/2011 11:11:49 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: maggief

An ambulance-chasing trial attorney has a heart? Who knew?


21 posted on 12/30/2011 11:17:31 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: maggief

I anyone knows how to play the system it sure is Edwards.


22 posted on 12/30/2011 11:18:16 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11A)
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To: maggief

Shyster tort lawyers are as good at acting on their own behalf as they are for their clients—maybe even more so.


23 posted on 12/30/2011 11:20:39 AM PST by Happy Rain ('The GOP establishment thinks a conservative can't win--Liberal Democrats KNOW conservatives win.)
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To: maggief
"John has been very depressed"

A common response among accused criminals who know that they are guilty and likely to be convicted.

"I can't sleep and I have a headache" is generally not a sufficient basis for a criminal defendant to get a trial continuance.

24 posted on 12/30/2011 11:20:58 AM PST by kennedy (No relation to those other Kennedys.)
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To: ColdOne
"I anyone knows how to play the system it sure is Edwards."

He just asked for a postponement of his trial for medical reasons that he said were too personal to disclose.

25 posted on 12/30/2011 11:21:39 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Common Sense 101

He has a blood pump, but no heart.


26 posted on 12/30/2011 11:21:50 AM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: maggief

A heart attack? That’s rich! Everyone knows he hasn’t got one!


27 posted on 12/30/2011 11:22:24 AM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: maggief

He can’t get to hell soon enough to suit me !!

Of course he’s probably already filed a lawsuit against his Dr. for malpractice. Rot in Hell Johhny Boy !!


28 posted on 12/30/2011 11:24:10 AM PST by bestrongbpositive
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To: mylife

I agree.

Oh, poor BAYBEE.....

That dripping sound is my heart bleeding for him.


29 posted on 12/30/2011 11:25:05 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: maggief
“HELP ME, I’M DYING!” Bent over in agony, JOHN EDWARDS cried out for assistance during a terrifying heart attack drama – only days after the one-year anniversary of his wife ELIZABETH’s death.

"I'm coming Elizabeth, It's the big one!"

30 posted on 12/30/2011 11:26:11 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Dr. Sivana

As long as he doesn’t call you a big dummy.......


31 posted on 12/30/2011 11:28:18 AM PST by GQuagmire ('Don't Piss The Lady Off'...)
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To: maggief
"“His heart began pounding and he was having la­bored breathing. He had many symptoms of a major heart attack, so he asked his friend to rush him to his doctor.”

But he made sure his hair was combed before making his dramatic appearance in the emergency room.

32 posted on 12/30/2011 11:30:03 AM PST by StormEye
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To: maggief

Sounds like an hysterical anxiety attack from a drama queen.


33 posted on 12/30/2011 11:30:32 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Baynative

Rumor is he is trying to postpone so his trial coincides with the election in his area. That way he could say his trial is just political. Heard that on Rush’s show.


34 posted on 12/30/2011 11:31:20 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11A)
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To: maggief
Drinking too much....My first thought was he wanted the postponement so he could go into rehab and get sober before he was incarcerated.
35 posted on 12/30/2011 11:34:27 AM PST by hoosiermama (We need more Jobs.....Steve Jobs....entrepreneurs and creators.)
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To: maggief
Drinking too much....My first thought was he wanted the postponement so he could go into rehab and get sober before he was incarcerated.
36 posted on 12/30/2011 11:38:42 AM PST by hoosiermama (We need more Jobs.....Steve Jobs....entrepreneurs and creators.)
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To: maggief

Save the acting for the jury, you prison bound punk.


37 posted on 12/30/2011 11:39:31 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: maggief

“I’m coming, Elizabeth, honey...I’m coming.”

(In my best Fred Sanford voice.)


38 posted on 12/30/2011 11:40:08 AM PST by Palladin (No Newts!)
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To: maggief
I think John Edwards needs to die before I will be buying his heart attack routine.
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39 posted on 12/30/2011 11:40:18 AM PST by ME-262 (We need Term Limits for the federal house and senate. We need new Bums up there.)
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To: GQuagmire

Darn! You beat me to it.


40 posted on 12/30/2011 11:41:01 AM PST by Palladin (No Newts!)
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To: maggief

I think thats called an anxiety attack. He probably started thinking about who his cellmate in the pen was going to be and his heart couldn’t take it.


41 posted on 12/30/2011 11:42:18 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Three years old, and he’s already a comedian!


42 posted on 12/30/2011 11:42:18 AM PST by Palladin (No Newts!)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!

You win!


43 posted on 12/30/2011 11:42:50 AM PST by maggief
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To: Lurker; All
"It's called a panic attack and if I were him I'd be panicking, too."


44 posted on 12/30/2011 11:43:12 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: maggief
cried out for assistance during a terrifying heart attack drama

45 posted on 12/30/2011 11:43:19 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: GQuagmire

Oops, missed your post.

Classic!


46 posted on 12/30/2011 11:44:26 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

I saw him at California Pizza Kitchen last weekend and he looked fine.


47 posted on 12/30/2011 11:44:59 AM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I sure all of the physicians he looted over the years are just waiting to get him into a hospital bed. “Put these bedpans into the freezer for a few hours!”


48 posted on 12/30/2011 11:45:13 AM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: maggief
.... the former presidential candidate had “unex­pectedly encountered a medical issue” that will make it “extraordinarily difficult” for him to appear in court for his trial, slated to begin Jan. 30.

I'd be clutching at my chest too if I were about to be subjected to some extra curricular ass-banging in prison....."Hep me, Elizabeth! I'm comin to you join ya, Honey!"

Bwaaaaaaahaaahhaahhaaaahhaaa! Couldn't happen to a nicer Breck Girl....

49 posted on 12/30/2011 11:48:55 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: krb

Details???


50 posted on 12/30/2011 11:53:01 AM PST by maggief
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