Love experienced chest and stomach pains prior to her performance in Asbury Park; however, she was unaware of the seriousness of her symptoms and took painkillers in order to perform.
Her pain level increased significantly the following day, and the award-winning singer was taken to the hospital, where she was informed by doctors that she was close to death following a heart attack.
Love told radio station WCBS, "We caught it before it got bad, and I went in and had the procedure done...They told me I'd be fine in a couple of days. I can go back to my regular routine."
Love is scheduled to perform at the new Manhattan nightspot 54 Below Sept. 24.
Actress-singer Darlene Love, whose pop hits included the sixties classics as "He's a Rebel," has appeared on Broadway in Hairspray, Grease, Leader of the Pack and the cult classic Carrie. She was also nominated to the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame. Love's screen credits include "Shindig!," "Change of Habit," "Another World" and all four "Lethal Weapon" films. Her most recent recordings are titled "Age of Miracles" and "Unconditional Love."