Hailey Baldwin ‘So Brave’ for Sharing Health Scares


(L-R) Pattie Mallette, Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber attend ‘Justin Bieber: Seasons’ TV show premiere at Regency Bruin Theatre on January 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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His mama may “like everyone,” but she particularly loves this one. Justin Bieber’s mother, Pattie Mallette, praised Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) for opening up about her recent health scares.

“Grateful you are recovering well,” the Nowhere but Up author, 47, shared via her Instagram Stories on Wednesday, April 27, in a repost of her daughter-in-law’s candid video posted earlier that day. “God is good. Thank you for sharing your story.”

Mallette continued to praise Mallette, 25, for her honesty and openness in sharing the terrifying experience. “So brave,” the Hawaii resident added. “I love you so much @haileybieber.”

The New York native, who has been married since 2018, shared a raw YouTube Video in which she explained her recent heart surgery.

“I had a very scary incident on March 10, basically I was sitting at breakfast with my husband, having a normal day, normal conversation and we were in the middle of talking and all of a sudden, I felt this really weird sensation that kind of like traveled down my arm from my shoulder all the way down to my fingertips,” she explained in the footage, noting that the right side of her face began to droop and she had difficulty speaking. She thought she was having a stroke, which she called the “scariest moment of my life.”

Justin Bieber Mom Pattie Mallette Shows Support to Hailey Baldwin for Sharing Health Scare Story

Hailey Bieber, Justin Bieber, and the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 3, 2022.
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Hailey further explained that doctors revealed she “had suffered a small blood clot in my brain, which they labeled and categorized as something called a TIA [Transient Ischemic Attack], basically it’s like having a mini-stroke.”

She expressed her gratitude that the ordeal did not cause any permanent damage, but at a follow-up appointment, doctors diagnosed her with Grade 5 PFO — Patent Foramen Ovale, a flaplike opening in the heart. To close the hole, she underwent heart surgery.

“It went very smoothly and I’m recovering really well, really fast,” she revealed in the video on Wednesday. “I feel great. The biggest thing I feel, honestly, is I just feel really relieved that we were able to figure everything out, that we were able to get it closed, that I will be able to move on from this really scary situation and just live my life.”

Justin Bieber Mom Pattie Mallette Shows Support to Hailey Baldwin for Sharing Health Scare Story 3 Christmas Instagram

Hailey Baldwin and Pattie Mallette
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For his part, Justin had “been worried sick” about Hailey, a source exclusively told Us Weekly last month. “[He]It feels like you are completely out of control. … [He] appreciates her now more than ever” — as does Mallette, who has long had a loving relationship with her son’s wife.

“I love you forever,” the Canada native wrote via Instagram in a birthday tribute to Hailey in November 2020. “You are a gift and a blessing to our family.”

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