Brooke Shields Says Bradley Cooper Took Her to Hospital After Seizure

Brooke Shields Recently Suffered Full Blown Grand Mal Seizure Praises Bradley Cooper's Support

Brooke Shields, Bradley Cooper
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Brooke Shields is now feeling “very [liberated]” following her current well being scare.

“I had a full-blown grand mal seizure on Thursday earlier than [my solo] present [in New York City]. No one is aware of about it,” Shields, 58, advised Glamour in her November cowl story, which was printed on Wednesday, November 1.

Shields recalled that she was busy getting ready for her September cabaret present at Manhattan’s Café Carlyle when she began exhibiting signs.

“I used to be consuming a lot water, and I didn’t know I used to be low in sodium. I used to be ready for an Uber. I get all the way down to the underside of the steps, and I begin evidently wanting bizarre, and [the people I was with] had been like, ‘Are you OK?’” she remembered. “Then I walked to the nook — no motive in any respect. I’m like, ‘Why am I out right here?’ Then I stroll into the restaurant L’Artusi, and I’m going to the sommelier who had simply taken an hour to observe my run-through. I’m going in, two girls come as much as me; I don’t know them. All the pieces begins to go black.”

Shields’ palms then dropped “to [her] aspect” and she or he went “headfirst into the wall.”

“I begin having a grand mal seizure,” the actress shared. “It means frothing on the mouth, completely blue, attempting to swallow my tongue. The subsequent factor I bear in mind, I’m being loaded into an ambulance. I’ve oxygen on. … And Bradley f–king Cooper is sitting subsequent to me holding my hand.”

After Shields collapsed on the NYC eatery, an worker tried to succeed in her husband, Chris Henchy. The L’Artusi staffer was solely capable of attain Henchy’s assistant, who in flip referred to as Cooper’s personal worker because the actor occurred to be close by within the metropolis.

In keeping with Shields, Cooper’s assistant referred to as him and stated, “Brooke’s on the bottom. Chris isn’t round. Go get her.” Cooper, 48, rapidly arrived on the restaurant and helped Shields get in an ambulance to a neighborhood hospital.

“Then it was like I walked in with Jesus,” Shields added to Glamour. “I couldn’t actually get any phrases out. However I believed to myself, That is what loss of life have to be like. You get up and Bradley Cooper’s going, ‘I’m going to go to the hospital with you, Brooke,’ and he’s holding my hand. And I’m taking a look at my hand, I’m taking a look at Bradley Cooper’s hand in my hand, and I’m like, ‘That is odd and surreal.’”

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For the reason that seizure occurred simply days earlier than her Carlyle debut, Shields requested her physician to “get me higher” in time for the set. She underwent a sequence of EEGs and had catheters and IVs.

“I used to be caught. After which they put me into ICU and that’s the place I obtained bronchitis,” she stated, noting docs recognized her with low sodium partially as a result of she was consuming “an excessive amount of” water. “I flooded my system and I drowned myself. And if you happen to don’t have sufficient sodium in your blood or urine or your physique, you’ll be able to have a seizure.”

She continued: “After which male docs stored asking me if I used to be limiting my salt. And I stated, ‘You recognize what? I’ve had it with male docs. I do know you’re all good — smarter than I’m in what you do. However let me simply inform you one thing: I look youthful after I’m bloated. If I’m bloated, individuals suppose I’ve had Botox. In order a 58-year-old girl, I’m not limiting my salt, OK? Cease attempting to make me a loopy actress or a feminine that doesn’t know what the f–ok they’re doing.’”

Shields deduced that she had been consuming “an excessive amount of water” as a result of she felt dehydrated in her Carlyle rehearsals. “I used to be singing greater than I’ve ever sung in my life and doing a present and a podcast,” she famous.