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Sarah Silverman Says She’s ‘Almost Died’ After Last Week’s Hospitalization for Epiglottitis

Sarah Silverman Says She’s ‘Almost Died’ After Last Week’s Hospitalization for Epiglottitis

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Sarah Silverman spent five days at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after seeing a doctor for a sore throat. She wrote on Facebook about the life-threatening event and thanked hospital staff."I am insanely lucky to be alive," she wrote on FacebookThe comedian Sarah Silverman is usually quite active on social media — it’s an ideal medium for the candid stream of consciousness that characterizes her comedy — but for the past week or so, she’s been quiet. On Wednesday, she took to Facebook to explain why.In a frank statement, Silverman said that she spent last week in the intensive care unit with a “freak case” of epiglottitis, a rare inflammation of the cartilage at the base of the larynx. In extreme cases, the swelling can close the windpipe altogether, sometimes l