After undergoing emergency heart surgery in October, Susan Lucci returned in full form to strut her stuff on the runway for the American Heart Association Red Dress Collection Fashion Show in New York City.
Susan, dressed in a beautiful red strapless gown, looked magnificent as she strolled down the walkway, blowing kisses and waving to fans. The 72-year-old actress even did a spin as she headed backstage. But one final turn on the catwalk ended in a stumble and ultimately a fall.
But the beautiful Susan took it all in stride. She stayed down for a moment before gaining her balance and got back up on her own. A picture of class, the Emmy winner blew a kiss to the audience, who gave her a standing ovation as she exited.
Journalist Mara Schiavocampo caught the moment on video, posting it to Twitter.
— Mara Schiavocampo (@marascampo) February 8, 2019
The fall didn’t even phase the seasoned actress, who took to Instagram to share her excitement about the event.
“RED DRESS COLLECTION!!! I was so thrilled to walk this spectacular event last night for the AHA GO RED FOR WOMEN campaign!!!,” she wrote.
In another post she shared, “This week, I will walk in the American Heart Association, Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection in honor of all women who have lost their lives, those who are currently battling heart disease and all the fearless survivors. No one should have to die of a heart attack – they just need to listen to their symptoms and act on them. My hope in telling my story is that I can help at least one wife, mother, sister and friend. ❤️”
After feeling pain in her chest, Susan revealed that she underwent a CT scan which revealed 90 percent blockage in the heart’s main artery and 70 percent blockage in another.
“I feel lucky to be alive,” Susan told People.
Susan is best known for her portrayal of Erica Kane on the soap opera “All My Children” for 41 years.