Legendary actress Sharon Stone is opening up about her close-call with death.
During her appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” the 63-year-old spoke about suffering a stroke in 2001, a topic she detailed in her memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice.
“I became unconscious when I got there. I fell out of the truck, and I became unconscious,” she said. “And they put me in a CT scan machine to find out what was happening to me, and I was unconscious that whole time.”
She added, “Then when I came to, I was on a table in a very quiet emergency room, which is never good — when it’s like no one’s in there, just the doctor, no one’s running around, nobody’s doing anything urgently. And the doctor is just looking at me so compassionately, and I was like, ‘Am I dying?’ Because I realized this is a bad situation,” she continued.
According to the Basic Instinct star, her doctor told her that she was bleeding in her brain before telling her that they would be transferring her to a neurological hospital.
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“So they put me on this gurney that they were going to be able to move so that the ambulance could take me elsewhere,” Stone told Corden. “And once I got on that gurney, all of a sudden, that was it and I was just gone. I felt myself kind of do this sweep upwards and there was this just, like, tunnel of light.”
Further, she added that at the top of the tunnel was a hole where “several people that I had been very close to or had been their caretakers until they died were kind of looking down” at the actress.
“I felt like they were kind of telling me, ‘This is all great. This is all fine. This is going to be wonderful.’ And I felt like, ‘Oh, I’m going to be with you guys, okay,’ ” she said. “And I was really moving quickly.”
However, Stone confessed that when “something happened,” that made her feel as though she had been “kicked in the chest really, really hard.” The actress said she wasn’t sure if a defibrillator had been used on her.
The doctor said, ‘What do you need?’ and I said, “I really have to pee.’ And he just pointed to the bathroom,” Stone added. “I remember looking down and thinking that the floor was very far away. I thought, ‘Oh, I don’t know how I’m going to get down.’ It just seemed like I was floating.”
“And then they took me to the other hospital,” she recalled, calling the out-of-body experience “very strange” and “very beautiful.”
Stone’s Doctors Question Her Experience
“I went to the other hospital. A lot of different things happened — bad and good. Ultimately they gave me an angiogram. They missed my brain bleed. I continued to bleed into my brain for like another maybe like five or six days.”
As Stone continued to open up about the mystical experience, she said that her doctors thought she was “faking it.”
“I guess Because they must think I’m a really fabulous actress,” she joked. “But eventually, they were going to send me home. I said to my best friend, you know, ‘I’m dying.’ And she just went out and just threw a fit and said you cannot send her home. Nobody sleeps 20 hours a day. She’s going in and out of a coma.”
“So they gave me another angiogram and they realized that my vertebral artery had completely ruptured. I had been bleeding into my brain all this time,” she continued, after which she underwent a “seven-hour surgery.”
“I survived a very, very difficult surgery,” she said. “It was quite a journey.”