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Sharon Stone Has Been Through Hell and Back

She Suffered a Stroke at 43

Not only did Sharon Stone suffer a stroke at a relatively young age, but she was also given a one percent chance of survival. In September 2001, the actress began feeling numbness in her leg as well as a “terrible pain” in her head. At the same time, her body temperature was low and her blood pressure high.

Sharon Stone is driving her car accompanied by a friend.

Photo by Jason Kirk/Newsmakers/Getty Images

Once at the hospital, she immediately passed out. Doctors could tell she was suffering from a brain bleed and a stroke, but they couldn’t figure out what caused the bleed. For nearly a week of going in and out of consciousness and not eating, she was unable to stand or function. Still, “the general consensus was that I should go on home and stop faking it,” Stone recalled.