Published on: June 20, 2002

Rosie O'Donnell's weight has soared to 300 pounds -- putting her in danger of a heart attack or stroke.

The 5-foot-7 comedienne is "in a fight for her life," reveals a frightened friend, adding: "Her blood pressure is through the roof."

The talk queen's longtime lover -- who's four months pregnant with the child they plan to raise together -- is desperately trying to get her to lose weight.

In The ENQUIRER that goes on sale Friday, you'll discover the startling reasons behind Rosie's health crisis ... the secret insecurity that drives her ... the effect the extra pounds are already having on her ... plus much, much more!