celebrity headlines

Jessica Alba: I thought I was having a stroke

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Jessica Alba: I thought I was having a stroke
I texted him and I said, "I have these symptoms... it's all going downhill.
Topics:
Celebrity

Jessica Alba has revealed the details of an emergency hospital visit where she thought she was having a stroke.

The 31-year-old actress said she became terrified after losing feeling in her hand and suffering a headache and heart palpitations.

She was at home with her husband Cash Warren when she lost feeling in her arm and had to be rushed to hospital.

“I thought I was having a stroke last week. I really, really thought I was,” she said during an interview on Jimmy Fallon Live.

“It was 2.30 in the morning and I woke up and my hand started to go numb. The whole entire thing went numb.

'It was dead, I couldn't move it. My whole arm went numb, I got cold sensations in the back of my neck to the front. I can't move my face.”

After checking her condition on the internet she discovered that they were all symptoms of a stroke.

The mother of two even attempted to phone her children’s paediatrician for some urgent advice.

“I texted my paediatrician. It's my kids' paediatrician, but it's the only person who will answer me at 2.30 in the morning,” she said.

“I texted him and I said, "I have these symptoms... it's all going downhill!" He was like, "You're a little young for this...'''

She was eventually taken to hospital where she underwent an MRI scan. Luckily, the test revealed she was suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, a relatively common condition which causes pain, numbness and a tingling sensation in the hand and fingers.

The drama is all part of a busy year for Jessica, who is currently filming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, reprising her role as stripper Nancy Callahan in the follow-up to the hit 2005 action crime thriller.

She also has three movies coming out this year, is being considered for another role, is busy promoting her new book, The Honest Life, and being mum to her two young children, five-year-old Honor and two-year-old Haven.




Related Video: Jessica Alba on family life.

Rate this Poor x x x x x Great
Current user rating by 1 users: x x x x x
comments powered by Disqus

VIDEOS

PHOTOS

ARTICLES

Today's top 5

Bobbi Kristina Brown's grandmother Cissy Houston says there isn't 'much hope' Bobbi Kristina Brown’s grandmother, Cissy Houston, the mother to the late Whitney has spoken out for the first time on her granddaughter’s heartbreaking condition. Elle Macpherson's baby joy at 51! Supermodel Elle Macpherson has always wanted to give husband, billionaire Jeffrey Soffer, a child – or two – of their own and now, on her birthday week, Woman’s Day can reveal the dream has finally come true! My Kitchen Rules' former villains Chloe and Kelly turn on each other! The curse of My Kitchen Rules has struck again as Chloe and Kelly, the most villainous contestants of the show, turn on each other after 13 years of friendship. Mariah Carey plays carpool karaoke Mariah Carey belts out an impressive medley of hits in the car on the Late Late Show with new host James Corden Is Harry Styles next to leave One Direction? After the shock exit of One Direction member Zayn Malik, Harry Styles is questioning his future with the band.

HOT TOPICS

in the mag(1995)/ celebrity(1465)/ royals(322)/ entertainment(206)/ true life story(200)/ prince william(148)/ food coach(143)/ expert recipe tips(140)/ expert pet advice(135)/ real life(133)/