Los Angeles: Rosie O'Donnell has announced that she married her fiancee, Michelle Rounds, in a private ceremony in June, just days before Rounds had surgery to treat desmoid tumours.
The 50-year-old TV personality also said on her blog that she is selling original paintings on eBay to raise money for the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation. A spokeswoman for O'Donnell confirmed the nuptials and fundraising efforts.
Rounds was diagnosed with desmoid tumours in June. She and O'Donnell wed in New York on June 9, and Rounds underwent surgery June 14. Desmoid tumours occur rarely and can affect almost any area of the body. The tumours can be fatal. O'Donnell has had health issues of her own. She said August 20 that she recently suffered a heart attack.