"Casino" actress Sharon Stone, in an interview published recently in AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) The Magazine, speaks candidly about the brain hemorrhage that nearly killed her, dealing with miscarriages and adopting three children. The 53 year-old actress also appears on the cover of the February/March issue of that magazine, looking stunning as ever.
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." "The side of my face was falling down," Stone told her AARP. "I thought, 'I'll never be pretty again. Who's going to want to be around me?'"
She's very open about the miscarriages she had as well. "The last time I lost the baby, I went into 36 hours of labor. While we were at the hospital, our adoption attorney called. I thought, 'This is such a godsend. This is so right.' I always thought I would adopt. Even when I was young, I used to look up how to adopt."
Stone has since three adopted sons including Roan, 11, Laird, 6, and Quinn, 5. She says, "I'm loving raising my kids. Quinn is in junior kindergarten, and he's very exclamatory! Like a little FBI agent, he tells you everything that's happening, so I call him Agent Quinn. 'Mom! Toots pooped in the yard!' 'Thank you, Agent Quinn.' I've made humanitarian causes and my children much more my priority than the Hollywood scene, being liked and getting movie parts."
"Today, at 53, she's a woman transformed," the interview states. You know, we always thought she was pretty darn great to begin with.