LATEST: US chat show host Star Jones Reynolds has lashed out at media reports that she almost died during a recent cosmetic surgery procedure. The View co-host was in Los Angeles undergoing a breast implant and lift procedure, when she required a blood transfusion earlier this month (17MAR06). She explains, "First of all, I didn't not almost die. I'm anaemic and whenever you have surgery you have to make sure your doctors know everything going in. "They all knew that I was anaemic and they were prepared. They gave me the blood and literally I was fine right afterward." Jones Reynolds was mortified when she was recovering and saw a news report scroll across the TV screen stating that her life was in danger. She says, "There is nothing worse than sitting in a bed watching a crawl across the TV that says 'Star Jones faces death.' I went, 'Oh my god, I did?'" The talk show host underwent the breast enhancement procedure after losing 150 pounds (68 kilograms). She adds, "After you lose some weight, you go flat and I really wanted to have perky boobs. "I got an implant, if you lift and there's nothing there to lift, you need an implant. Friday (24MAR06) was my 44th birthday, but my boobs think I'm still 20."