Actor Sharon Stone had to be rushed to the hospital on September 29, 2001, after she suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage and collapsed at her Los Angeles house.
She had no choice but to take a break from acting.
Recalling the stroke, Stone says it felt like she was 'hit by lightning bolt' it was so bad! Described as "massive brain hemorrhage and stroke" she was left with a "brain seizure condition" for which she still takes medication, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"I had the kind of stroke where one minute you're standing behind the couch and the next minute you're flipped over the couch on the coffee table and everything is everywhere.
"It's a little bit like you see in the movies when Zeus hits somebody with a lightning bolt and they just go flying. It's a little bit like I felt like I was hit by that lightning bolt. I don't know how long I was on the floor. It was three days before somebody took me to the hospital," said Stone.
She added that the doctors wanted to send her home after six days in the hospital as they thought she was "acting."
"This happens to me a lot. This happened to me when I had gallbladder disease, this happened to me with dental problems. People think that as an actress or a high-profile person that you're acting," she rued.
Stone has appeared in super hits like Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Sliver, The Specialist, and Casino.