“I lost all my money, I lost custody of my child”: Basic Instinct Star Sharon Stone’s Struggle After Her Life-Threatening Medical Condition is Heartbreaking

Sharon Stone survived a condition with a mere one percent chance of survival

Basic Instinct Star Sharon Stone’s Struggle After Her Life-Threatening Medical Condition is Heartbreaking


  • Starring in Basic Instinct brought Sharon Stone into the limelight, but life wasn't too kind to her.
  • Stone suffered a life-threatening brain-hemorrhage in 2001, which felt like lightening through her head.
  • Sharon Stine now spreads awareness about her condition.
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Sharon Stone, the name that strikes hard enough. Everyone from the 90’s was awestruck when they saw her performance in the movie Basic Instinct. And why not?  It was bold enough to do it on screen. While she presented herself in an NSFW way, that moment in particular, opened a number of ways for her not just in the movie industry but she then also appeared on the cover page of Playboy magazine. 

Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct
Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct

The Total Recall actor has done a number of genres and primarily is known for her great presence in action and thriller movies. She is known to have won a number of awards, from the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1996 for the movie Casino to the most obvious MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance, as a matter of course for Basic Instinct. But after all of this charm and glam that she was in, life in due course had a few different plans. 

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Sharon Stone’s Tragic Turn of Events 

Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone

It was in September 2001, when one fine afternoon the Gloria actress had what she described as a “lightning bolt” to her head. As per what she told Brain and Life, it was so strong and painful that it knocked her to the ground and made her unconscious. Sharon Stone, somehow, came to the other side of the sofa and stood up. She still had a tough headache that made her feel confused. In a few weeks, she knew that what she described as a lightning bolt was actually her brain that was hemorrhaging because of a ruptured vertebral artery.

From her vivid memories, she has got of the life-changing incident, Stone remembers calling her mother from the hospital. Expressing herself more about her near-death episode, the Tears in the Rain actor told to Today

“The room was so silent. When the room is so silent and no one’s running around trying to fix you, that’s when you realize how near death is and how serious everything is.”

Joking about her condition she further said, 


“I found out that I wasn’t the only one who’d had this kind of experience. It’s so profound. And I know that scientists feel that it’s a scientific thing that happens. And spiritualists believe that it’s a spiritual thing. Personally, I’m with (Albert) Einstein, who believed that it’s both.” 

This was a huge setback for her career that literally dragged her seven years back. Once she was at the top of the charts and now she has been calling herself a ‘disability hire.’ 

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Sharon Stone Coming Out on Social Media 

Sharon Stone's Story on Her Social Media Account
Sharon Stone’s Story on Her Social Media Account



The ruptured vertebral artery that struck her in 2001, was bleeding inside her brain for over nine days. As a matter of fact, even the doctors gave her a mere one percent chance of survival. 

Recently the Catwoman actor who starred with Halle Berry, posted on her social media story, a message about her condition. And tried to help the women following her social media account. 

Also, describing the condition that she currently faces, she told People Magazine


“I lost everything. I lost all my money. I lost custody of my child. I lost my career. I lost all those things that you feel are your real identity and your life.”

She kept on expressing what she kept inside of her for the past years and spoke out,

 “I never really got most of it back. But I’ve reached a point where I’m okay with it, where I really do recognize that I’m enough.”

As per her words in another interview with People again,

“I need eight hours of uninterrupted sleep for my brain medication to work so that I don’t have seizures. So I’m a disability hire, and because of that, I don’t get hired a lot. These are the things that I’ve been dealing with for the past 22 years, and I am open about that now.” 

One thing is for sure, she might have lost a lot and all those things that were close to her but she discovered herself and she discovered her tough side. The strongest woman with an unshakable will, Sharon Stone. 


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