Sharon Stone needs eight hours of sleep a night so she doesn’t have seizures.
The 65-year-old actress was given just a one percent chance of surviving after suffering a nine-day brain hemorrhage in 2001.
And she admitted that she isn’t often hired these days because of how she has to deal with the ongoing fallout from what happened to her.
“I now feel more comfortable saying publicly what really happened to me,” she said People magazine.
‘For a long time I wanted to pretend that I was doing well.
‘I need eight hours of uninterrupted sleep for my brain medication to work so I don’t have seizures. So I am disabled and that is why I am not often hired. These are the things I’ve been dealing with for the past 22 years, and I’m open about them now.”
She needs to rest: Sharon Stone ‘needs’ eight hours of sleep a night so she doesn’t have seizures. The 65-year-old actress was given just a one percent chance of surviving after suffering a nine-day brain hemorrhage in 2001.
Nearly 20 years ago: Stone appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno in 2004 in Burbank, California after her brain hemorrhage
After her hospitalization, the Basic Instinct star was left with a “stutter” and “couldn’t see correctly.”
She also had memory loss, but it wasn’t just her health problems and lack of work options that were troubling her.
Sharon’s marriage to Phil Bronstein – with whom she adopted son Roan, now 23 – subsequently collapsed and they divorced in 2001, leaving her feeling like she had ‘lost everything’.
She still doesn’t think she’s “got most of it back,” but she’s at peace with it now.
She said: ‘I have lost everything. I’ve lost all my money. I have lost custody of my child. I lost my career. I’ve lost all those things that you think are your real identity and your life.
“I never really got most of it back, but I’ve reached a point where I’m okay with it, where I really realize that I am enough.”
The Casino actress – who also has 18 and 17-year-old Quinn Laird – has come to appreciate the fact that she doesn’t have to take care of everyone else and that it’s okay for her to admit her own vulnerabilities.
With her sons and mother: The Casino actress – who also has 18- and 17-year-old Quinn Laird – has come to appreciate the fact that she doesn’t have to take care of everyone and it’s okay for her to admit that to her own vulnerabilities
She said: ‘I come from a very broken home.
“I grew up thinking that I was meant to take care of everyone.
‘It took me a long time to understand that I had my own life and that I didn’t have to solve it for everyone, and that it was okay for me to receive care, that I was sufficiently disabled. person.
‘I am proud of myself and proud of my achievements – from surviving to helping others survive.’