Hailey Bieber Opens Up About Hospital Scare


| LAST UPDATE 05/01/2022

By Lia Thomson
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On March 10, Hailey Bieber was sitting down for breakfast with her boo, JB, when all of a sudden, things took an unexpected turn - and she ended up in the hospital. Almost two months later and the model has finally opened up the events that transpired that day. Here's what she revealed.

Hailey shared a 12-minute long clip both on her Youtube and her Instagram accounts, titled "Telling My Story," where she began telling fans how she felt when it first happened. "I felt this really weird sensation that traveled down my arm from my shoulder all the way down to my fingertips, and it made my fingertips feel really numb and weird," the 25-year-old explained. Justin, her concerned hubby, asked if everything was okay, but when she tried to respond, nothing came out. "I couldn't speak. The right side of my face started drooping. I couldn't get a sentence out. Everything was coming out, not even jumbled, just like couldn't get any of the words out."

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Of course, the incident was terrifying for her as she had no idea what was happening or how it would permanently affect her. She explained the thoughts that ran through her head at the moment. "I'm really scared. I don't know what's going on. I don't know why this is happening." But because half of her face began to droop she instantly thought she was having a stroke. Quickly she and Justin headed down to the hospital where she underwent multiple tests as doctors tried to figure out what had happened.

After a while, the hospital staff discovered that the model had suffered a small blood clot in the brain, also called a TIA (transient ischemic attack). So to understand how this could have happened, she went to the experts at UCLA, who ran even more tests. Eventually, they figured out that Hailey had something called a PFO (patent foramen ovale), which she explained is a "hole in the heart that didn't close the way it should have at birth." Luckily she underwent an operation where doctors "put this small little button that buttons closed the flap in the heart and eventually, the heart tissue grows back over the closure device." We're so happy that Hailey is okay! Check out the full scoop here

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