A frightening night for Ellen DeGeneres… The talk show host and comic had suffered chest pains overnight, which worsened during a production meeting – so much so that paramedics were called.

DeGeneres will tape a segment about it for an upcoming show, but also addressed the matter to the audience:

“So, I’ll tell you at the same time that they’re telling you. What happened was, last night I was having chest pains. So this morning the paramedics came to look at me. First of all, I’m fine. Let me just say, I’m fine.” she continued on with her usual style of self depracating humor: “The paramedics were strippers that I had called. That’s how the rumors got started.”

According to Eonline, DeGeneres had woken up in the middle of the night and felt a tightness in her chest—but there were two cats lying on her, so she let it go.

“Then I got to work and it was still happening … I was still feeling the pains. So I was like, ‘Ya know, I should check this out. It’s better to be safe than sorry.’ Who doesn’t want to see a fireman occasionally? We called the paramedics here on the Warner Bros. lot and about 50 trucks and ambulances, like one marching band short of a parade, showed up outside of my office. Then they come in with an axe, break the door down. It was open. I don’t know why they did that.”

“I don’t know what it is but it’s fine.”