Following a severe heart attack last month, Julia Roberts' 75-year-old mom Betty was re-admitted to an Atlanta hospital for an emergency angioplasty procedure. She is thankfully in recovery now and we hope she stays that way.
But what is so troublesome for us is at the time of the procedure, Julia was in India shooting her latest film. Due to the spotty cell phone coverage in the area and the super heavy security to filter through, it took the Roberts family almost two days to finally contact Julia and let her know what happened. And she wasn't happy about it. An insider revealed:
"Julia was relieved to hear that her mother had undergone surgery and was recovering. But when she found out it took a day and a half for her family to get through her intense security, she absolutely exploded…Initially, Julia freaked out and began crying. Ultimately, she grew enraged when she found out how long it took her to get the news…Julia railed at them (movie crew), 'When your own family can't get through to you, that's too much security! My mum could have been dead, and I might have been the last one in the world to know about it.' Julia said she'd rather have no security at all than go through an episode like that again… She only calmed down when she talked to her mother herself, and was sure that she was out of the woods."
We're happy to hear that Betty was able to pull through and that Julia finally got the chance to talk to her. But seriously, no one needs that much security that their own mother isn't able to contact them! That's just absurd!
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