Former 'Glee' Star Dot Jones' Wife Suffers Stroke

Dot Jones, who played Coach Beiste on the hit musical series Glee, had quite the scare in her family last week.

Jones' wife Bridgette suffered a stroke on the Fourth of July, and she was lucky to survive.

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Sources tell TMZ that the couple, along with their daughter, planned on attending a Los Angeles Dodgers game on Independence Day. As they got ready to leave the house, Bridgette lost feeling in her face and fell to the floor.

The 44-year-old was immediately transported to the hospital where the doctors performed a life-saving surgery.

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Those same doctors discovered that Bridgette had a heart defect called patent foramen ovale, which means she had a hole in her heart. That is what triggered the stroke.

However, Bridgette will be fine as doctors sent her home on Friday, although she must return in a few weeks to have surgery to fix the defect. They expect her to make a full recovery.