Actress Sharon Stone, who faced a life-threatening stroke in 2001, has opened up about her financial struggles during a difficult period. Stone shared that she was in dire straits, relying on her credit cards to make ends meet. Following her stroke, which led to a nine-day brain bleed and a brief moment of death and revival, Stone found herself in financial hardship, using her credit cards to pay for her children's school expenses.
Stone revealed her plea for a sign during that challenging time: "I was down to nothing. I had to pay the kids’ school on my credit card and hope for the best. I just got on my knees and I was like, ‘I need a sign … and could you make it big because I’m going to need something that I can’t miss because I’m in a coma here. So like, help me out.'"
The 65-year-old actress emphasized that the near-death experience shifted her perspective, leading her to stop caring about others' opinions. Stone explained, "While I was recovering from my stroke, I reassessed everything. I decided that I would never not be myself again. And people could love me, hate me, like me, dislike me, judge me, do whatever they wanted. But take it or leave it, man. I feel free pretty much all the time."
For years, Stone concealed her disability, fearing that others wouldn't accept her. The stroke significantly affected her motor skills and ability to remember lines, resulting in a hiatus from acting that lasted for about two decades. Despite facing challenges, Stone's resilience and openness about her experiences serve as an inspiration for many.
(With Agency Inputs)