Sarah Silverman says she almost died last week, recounts terrifying ICU story

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Sarah Silverman Reveals the Scary Health Condition That Almost Killed Her

This is scary and heartbreaking.

After a tragic year of loss, Silverman had an absolutely chilling brush with death last week, recounting the doctor's visit that turned into an ICU stay on her Facebook page on Wednesday.

"I was in the ICU all of last week and I am insanely lucky to be alive," the 45-year-old comedian shared. "Don't even know why I went to the doctor, it was just a sore throat. But I had a freak case of epiglottitis."

Epiglottitis is a life-threatening condition where the tissue surrounding the windpipe becomes inflamed, blocking air to the lungs.

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"They couldn't put me fully to sleep for the recovery process because my blood pressure's too low," said Silverman as she continued describing her hospital stay. "I was drugged just enough to not feel the pain and have no idea what was happening or where I was. They had to have my hands restrained to keep me from pulling out my breathing tube."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: 66th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Comedian Sarah Silverman, winner of Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special for 'Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles' poses in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: 66th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Comedian Sarah Silverman, winner of Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special for 'Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles' poses in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Writer/actress Sarah Silverman poses in the press room at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Comedian Sarah Silverman poses in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Comedienne Sarah Silverman poses in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Comedienne Sarah Silverman poses in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Comedienne Sarah Silverman poses in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Comedian Sarah Silverman poses in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Comedienne Sarah Silverman poses in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Writer-Comedian Sarah Silverman, winner of the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special Award for 'Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles', poses in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Sarah Silverman poses in the press room at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Sarah Silverman poses in the press room at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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"When I woke up 5 days later I didn't remember anything," she continued, before thanking her friends who stayed with her the whole time. "It makes me cry. Which hurts my throat. So stop."

In the gripping post, Silverman also grappled with reconciling her near-death experience to some close personal losses she's suffered of late.

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"There's something that happens when three people you're so close to die within a year and then YOU almost die but don't," she reasoned. "It's a strange dichotomy between, 'Why me?' and the other, 'Why me?'"

While it's not clear who specifically Silverman is referring to, the Wreck-It Ralph star has dealt with the tragic loss of several friends and loved ones recently, including comedian Garry Shandling in March, former Parks and Recreation co-executive producer Harris Wittels, who died last year, and her mother, Beth Ann O'Hara, who died last August.

Read the whole post below.

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After Shandling's death, Silverman, along with a big group of the comedian's loved ones, gathered at his Los Angeles home to play a game in his honor.

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January 1 -- Former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers, D-Ark., seen here in 2006, passed away at the age of 90. Bumpers' signature moment on the national stage came in 1999, just weeks after leaving the Senate, when he defended Pres. Bill Clinton — who had worked for a challenger's 1974 campaign — before the U.S. Senate during his impeachment trial.

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January 4 -- Robert Stigwood, manager of the Bee Gees and Cream.

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January 4 -- Country singer Craig Strickland was found dead at age 29 from hypothermia.

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January 6 -- Pat Harrington, Jr., actor in 'One Day at a Time,' died at 86 from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

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January 11 -- Singer David Bowie died after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 69.

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January 14 -- Actor Alan Rickman, popular for playing Professor Snape in the 'Harry Potter' films, died at 69 after battling cancer.

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January 18 -- Glenn Frey, founding member of The Eagles, died at age 67 due to complications from multiple ailments.

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January 29 -- Paul Kantner, guitarist, vocalist and founding member of the band Jefferson Airplane, passed away at age 74 of multiple organ failure following a heart attack.

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February 2 -- Jibri Bryan, #34, of the Mercer Bears was killed in a shooting at age 23.

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February 4 -- Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died from the effects of Parkinson's disease at age 74.

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February 4 -- Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the moon, passed away at 85 under hospice care.

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February 13 -- United States Supreme Court justice, Antonin Scalia.

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February 19 -- Author of the beloved novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee.

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March 9 -- Beatles producer Sir George Martin passed away at age 90, as announced by Ringo Starr on Twitter.

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March 16 -- Singer Frank Sinatra Jr.

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March 24 -- Comedian Garry Shandling at age 66. 

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March 29 -- Oscar winning actress Patty Duke, at the age of 69.

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