Beauty

Heidi Montag reveals she 'died for a minute' during a plastic surgery procedure

Heidi: "My security guards called Spencer and told him, 'Heidi's heart stopped. She's not going to make it.'"

Heidi Montag was the source of much criticism back in 2009 when at the age of 23 she decided to undergo ten cosmetic procedures in the space of 24 hours.

Included in what her doctor, Frank Ryan once called, "a floor-to-ceiling list" of adjustments was fat injections, breast enlargements, liposuction, mini-brow lift, pinning back her protruding ears, chin refinement, among others...

Once she was all healed up Heidi debuted her drastically different look to the world! But, omitted from the salacious tabloid articles that reported on her extreme plastic surgery makeover was the almost tragic end to the former Hills star's life.

Heidi in 2011 at a pool party in Las Vegas.
Heidi in 2011 at a pool party in Las Vegas.

In a new interview with Paper magazine, the female half of Speidi has revealed that while on the operating table almost a decade-ago her heart stopped beating.

"I died for a minute," the 31-year-old recalls. "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."

The Paper article says Heidi was "emotionless" in delivering the harrowing tale, "as though she's processed the story too many times for any emotions to remain."

Heidi went into detail about how her husband, Spencer Pratt was told about his wife's scare.

"My security guards called Spencer and told him, 'Heidi's heart stopped. She's not going to make it'", she says.

Of the possibility she could have died then and there, the reality star said, "I easily could've." Adding, "Cutting yourself up isn't something I'd recommend, and Demerol isn't anything to play around with. That's how Michael Jackson died."

The new mother, who gave birth to her and Spencer's six-month old son, Gunner in October, 2017, says the terrifying experience had a silver lining.

"A lot of positive things came out of that," she said. "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?' I basically had to hit that rock-bottom moment in my life to realize what was important to me."