Active on Instagram, Sharon Stone took advantage of the platform to relay a cliché with a powerful message. This Tuesday, October 20, and as noted by the British tabloid The Daily Mail, the 62-year-old actress unveiled a cliché that may have worried her community. In the latter, she appears in a hospital bed, equipped with a protective mask and sunglasses. But if her fans may have thought that she was facing a health problem, it is not. As she claims in the caption of this photo, the Basic Instinct star is keen to raise awareness about breast cancer as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American equivalent of Pink October. “I’m having my mammogram,” she commented, “did you have yours, ladies?”
In the same publication, Sharon Stone reveals the importance of an annual screening mammogram, a procedure that is said to have reduced the death rate from breast cancer by “40%.” One way for her to call on women around the world to follow her example in order to fight against this disease which has caused 571,000 deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organization website. In the comments thread, the world star was granted approval from her Instagram followers, with some women sharing their own experiences with screening mammograms. “I received my results last week, everything is perfect”, “thank you for reminding us, take care of yourself”, we can read.
A devastating stroke at 43
Sharon Stone is keeping a close eye on her health, nearly 20 years after a serious stroke. In fact, in 2001, the actress suffered a stroke at the age of 43. A bad experience about which she had confided years later, in 2018, in the columns of the tabloid The Mirror. “I had a brain bleed and a stroke that lasted nine days. They gave me a 5% chance of survival,” she said. She went on to say that her left ear and shoulder had been badly affected.
But not only. “I was even temporarily blind (…) I couldn’t write my name for three years.” A heavy test for the face of Hollywood, since his convalescence was followed by the judgment of his professional entourage. “People were brutally mean to me (…) I lost my place in the cinema”, she developed in July 2019, this time with Variety magazine. It was not until 2008 that Sharon Stone was able to regain her place in the industry of which she is nevertheless an icon.
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