Sharon Stone on miscarriages, adoption and brain hemorrhage
She talks about the hemorrhage that kept her in and out of a coma for nine days, explaining that she had an excruciating headache when it all began. Doctors discovered that her vertebral artery, which runs through the neck into the base of the skull, had ruptured. "By then I had bled into my spinal column, my brain, and my facial cavity at a steady pace. My brain was pushed forward into my face. I'd lost 18 percent of my body mass."
"I came out of the hospital with short- and long-term memory loss," she remembers. "My lower left leg was numb. I couldn't hear out of my right ear. The side of my face was falling down. I thought, 'I'll never be pretty again. Who's going to want to be around me?'"