Heidi Montag has revealed that her infamous plastic surgery transformation in 2009 was so intense, her heart actually stopped.
The Hills star was the subject of major backlash nine years ago, when it was revealed she had ten body-altering surgeries in the span of just one day. In a new interview with Paper magazine, the 31-year-old revealed that the intense 24 hour experience was more than just controversial, it was almost deadly.
"Spencer thought he lost me," she told the publication. "I died for a minute. With that much surgery, I had to have 24-hour nurse care and Spencer didn’t want to leave my side. I was at a recovery center and had Demerol to deal with the pain because it was so extreme. My security guards called Spencer and told him, 'Heidi’s heart stopped. She’s not going to make it.' And I easily could've. Cutting yourself up isn't something I'd recommend, and Demerol isn't anything to play around with. That’s how Michael Jackson died."
Heidi spoke of how the experience affected her, and forced her to reevaluate her life.
"A lot of positive things came out of that. I had to look at myself in the mirror every day healing, and be like, 'What did I do to myself? How did I get here? What is going on?'" she said. "I basically had to hit that rock-bottom moment in my life, to realize what was important to me."