Pauley Perrette is candid about suffering a “major stroke” last year.
In a social media post shared Friday, the former NCIS star shared a video with the caption: “It’s 9/2 A year ago I had a huge stoke. Before that I lost so many beloved family and friends, and Dad and then Cousin Wayne Yet another survivor after this traumatic life I’ve lived until now … And still so thankful, Still so full of faith, And STILL HERE!”
In the video, Perrette addresses her followers as she reflects on the “one year anniversary” since she suffered a stroke.
“Yeah, I’m still here, again. How often do I cheat death?” she continued. “Like I almost died of a hair dye allergy. I have food allergies, I am a domestic violence survivor and a rape survivor. I was attacked by a crazy homeless person and almost died and I’m still here. I am very grateful and especially for all my rescue dogs who are there. And I’m here, I’m still here, I feel good. I’ve been through a lot in the past two years. Things that are harder than a stroke, but I’m still here and I’m still grateful.”
In 2017, Perrette announced she was leaving NCIS after starring in the CBS drama for 15 seasons as forensic specialist Abby Sciuto. When making the announcement, the actress had debunked rumors about why she was leaving the series, explaining that it was a decision made a year earlier and was “not due to a non-existent skincare line or break” with the network. or her castmates. “I hope everyone will love and enjoy EVERYTHING ABBY, not just for the rest of this season, but for everything she’s given us all for 16 years,” Perrette wrote at the time. “All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration…. I love her as much as you do.”