Darlene Love Recovering From Heart Attack

Darlene Love is recovering from a mild heart attack that surfaced as stomach pains and acid reflux prior to a show at Tim McLoone’s in Asbury, N.J., July 21.

Love told WCBS-FM she took some aspirin and proceeded to perform that evening, but felt bad enough the following day that her husband rushed her to the hospital, where doctors said she’d experienced a heart attack.

“We caught it before it got bad and I went in and had the procedure done,” Love said. “I’m home … and doing fine.”

Love, who celebrated her 71st birthday July 26, added that she hopes to be well enough to keep a date she has slated for the 54 Below Theatre in New York Aug. 6.

“They told me I’d be fine in a couple of days. I can go back to my regular routine,” she said.