Brooke Shields shares a terrifying seizure attack before the show’s premiere.
Actress Brooke Shields, 58, recently shared her harrowing experience of a grand mal seizure that landed her in the hospital in September. The incident happened just days before her eagerly awaited debut at the Café Carlyle show in New York. Shields recounted the terrifying incident, explaining that she collapsed outside L’Artusi restaurant, hit her head on a wall and suffered a seizure.
Shields revealed that the seizure was the result of excessive water consumption and low sodium levels, all in preparation for her show. The actress described the terrifying moments when she found herself foaming at the mouth and turning blue before being loaded into an ambulance. What made the situation even more surreal was the presence of Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper, who rushed to her aid and held her hand throughout the ambulance ride.
According to Shields, Cooper was alerted when her husband, Chris Henchy, was unavailable. Cooper’s quick response was nothing short of heroic and earned Shields heartfelt gratitude. She described the experience as walking in with “Jesus.”
Following the incident, Shields was diagnosed with bronchitis, jeopardizing her debut on the show, which was scheduled to take place in just a few days. Doctors determined that her health scare was the result of excessive water intake and advised her to incorporate more salt into her diet.
Despite the terrifying ordeal, Shields made a remarkable recovery and successfully debuted her one-woman show on September 12. Now back to full health, she joins other notables like showrunner Quinta Brunson, Mary J. Blige, Geena Rocero and Selma Blair on the special Glamor Women Of The Year digital covers.
This year’s honorees will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 7, beginning with the ringing of the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, followed by a ceremony hosted by comedian and actress Michelle Buteau at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Shields’ story serves as a reminder of the importance of balance and self-care, even amid a busy schedule and high expectations.