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Sharon Stone Forced To Relearn How To Speak And Write Following Devastating Stroke

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Stone said she truly resonated with the documentary My Beautiful Broken Brain, as she could relate to the story with her own traumatizing experience.

"In 2001, I had a stroke and a nine-day brain hemorrhage that changed my life forever. I had a 5% chance of surviving," the mother-of-three said. "When I came home after the stroke, I could barely walk. My hip was unstable. I couldn’t see out of my left eye and I couldn’t hear out of my left ear."

"I couldn’t write my name for almost three years," she continued. "I couldn’t get my arm to listen to my mind, so I had to learn to read and write again. I had to learn to speak again. It took years for the feeling to come back to my left leg, but it finally came back."

Stone said returning to television helped her in the recovery process, despite it being daunting at first.

"I started by doing a guest role on Law & Order: SVU [in 2010], which was really humbling and strange. I'd lost my photographic memory, so I didn't know how to do my lines, but now I'm really together," Stone said.  

Now recovered, the Emmy Award-winning actress has most recently appeared on HBO's Mosaic. The murder mystery was released in two forms: as an iOS/Android mobile app and as a television drama series.

[H/T: Daily Mail, Metro, RTE]

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