The husband of comedian Lucille Ball says the 76-year-old entertainer is doing "super" in her recovery from a mild heart attack.
"She didn't have a stroke," Gary Morton said Tuesday, dismissing tabloid reports that she had suffered a severe stroke last month.Miss Ball was up and around at the couple's Beverly Hills home and healthy, Morton said, adding upcoming projects for his wife were on hold because of the prolonged Writers Guild of America strike.
Morton drove Miss Ball to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on May 11 after she became ill at home. She underwent a complete physical and was released a few days later.
"Right now she's recovered from a very slight heart attack. She's doing super, sensational," Morton said.
Miss Ball, with her first husband, Desi Arnaz, starred in the 1951-1961 television show "I Love Lucy," one of the most popular television shows of all time. It is still seen around the world in syndicated reruns.
The Arnazes, who had two children, Lucie and Desi II, were divorced in 1960 and Miss Ball married nightclub comic Morton a year later. He later became her executive producer.