In a recent candid interview, Hollywood actress Sharon Stone opened up about one of the most dreadful times of her life. In 2001, her vertebral artery rupture led to bleeding in her brain that continued for nine days. In that dark hour, she realized the importance of family. It was her father who stood by her in that difficult hour and no one else.
The American actress has been symbolized as a femme fatale in the 90’s Hollywood movies. She had received several accolades including the Golden Globe, and Primetime Emmy Award, and even received a star in 1995 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When she was at the peak of her career with a lot of media attention and even an Oscar nomination suddenly her health crisis appeared out of the blue.
As she faced the health crisis, what she perceived as a happy marriage crumbled before her eyes. She got a divorce, lost custody of her children and even her career was wrecked. The actress felt the film industry turned its back on her. She confessed, “I understand if you want to live with solid citizens, don’t come to Hollywood.”
Before the life-altering health scare, Sharon felt she was in a great place both in her personal and professional lives. After the ailment, her marriage came to an end in 2004. The industry that she had worked so diligently for so long also maintained a distance from her.
Sharon said “I lost everything; I lost all my money. I lost custody of my child. I lost my career. I lost all those things that you feel are your real identity and your life.”
She added, “I never really got most of it back, but I’ve reached a point where I’m okay with it, where I really do recognize that I’m enough.”
Presently, the 65-year-old actress is actively involved with the Barrow Neurological Foundation. She dedicates a good deal of time to activities and games that bring her joy and peace. Sharon even hosts fundraising activities for the foundation. Dr. Lawton from the foundation is all praises for the actress and said, “She’s an inspiration to those who suffer from anything neurological.”
By Ishita Ganguly