She was diagnosed with epiglottitis, a potentially fatal condition that involves a growth in one’s windpipe which blocks the flow of air to the lungs.Emergency surgery was necessary to remove the growth but the procedure itself was so dangerous, Sarah only had a 50-50 shot of surviving.By her side throughout the entire ordeal was Sarah’s boyfriend of several years, actor Michael Sheen.

She told Howard when she woke up, her instinct was to pull the tube out but she couldn’t since her hands had been restrained.

“I just assumed I had been captured by ISIS,” Sarah joked.

(Kimmel has two children with ex-wife Gina, whom he was married to for 14 years until they divorced in 2002.) PHOTOS: Celebrity exes reunited In January, Silverman made a special appearance on when Matt Damon hijacked the show from Kimmel.

"She dated Jimmy Kimmel for five years, and made love to me for two incredible minutes," Damon introduced the comedienne, who co-starred in the celebrity-packed hit spoof, "I'm f–king Matt Damon." PHOTOS: Lavish A-list weddings When asked to describe her relationship with Kimmel, Silverman joked, "You know when you're in New York and you pass by those hot dog vendors and you're like, ' I'm not going to eat this.

Kimmel, 45, and Silverman, 42, dated for five years before calling it quits in 2009 — and have remained friendly ever since.

PHOTOS: Hollywood's friendliest exes In August 2012, Kimmel proposed to Mc Nearney, a co-head writer on , whom he began dating in 2009.He credited the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as reasons for getting involved in politics. It appears that Sarah is a supporter of the decision as she retweeted Michael's speech defending the NHS after the news was announced. Michael acknowledges that this will be a big change for him and those close to him."It's not going to look like this in 10 years' time. "It will be a big change for how people relate to me. As soon as you start to be effective, then people try to crush you, because it's dangerous," he said.Michael Sheen has announced that he will quit acting to fight the far-right in the United Kingdom and his girlfriend Sarah Silverman has shown her support for his decision.The 47-year-old actor, who will be seen in the new movie .judge co-hosted a gala with Professor Jonathan Shalit to support K9 Friends, a dog rehoming and neutering charity on Saturday (December 23) at the Apes Hill Country Club in Bridgetown, Barbados.