Hailey Bieber explains what caused her stroke and latest heart procedure
The 25-year-old model shares the doctors’ findings after she was hospitalized on March 10.
Hailey Bieber is opening up about how she ended up in the hospital on March 10.
In a YouTube video posted on her channel on Wednesday, the 25-year-old model went in depth about how she suffered a small blood clot to her brain.
Hailey explained that she was having breakfast with her husband, Justin Bieber, when she felt a “weird sensation” that traveled from her right arm to her fingertips, which felt numb. She shared that Justin asked if she was OK and when she went to respond, “I couldn’t speak, the right side of my face started drooping, I couldn’t get a sentence out.”
“Immediately, I thought I was having a stroke,” she said, adding that luckily there was a medic on site who was able to examine her. Hailey recalled the experience being “definitely the scariest moment of my life,” with so many concerns running through her head as she was experiencing the symptoms.
She recalled the face drooping lasting about 30 seconds and having a hard time responding to the questions she was being asked. She was able to go home, where the ambulance picked her up. While she started to feel better, her anxiety made “everything worse.”
Once at the hospital, she said doctors determined that she suffered a small blood clot to her brain, “which they labeled and categorized as a TIA.”
A Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is often called a mini-stroke and “a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain,” according to the American Stroke Association.
Hailey shared that while she didn’t have any continuing symptoms, the scans showed that she had a lack of oxygen to her brain for a certain amount of time. She spent the night in the hospital and went to UCLA the following day for more testing.
Her doctors then told her three factors likely caused the blood clot itself.
“One was that I just recently started birth control pills, which I should have never been on because I am somebody who suffered from migraines anyway,” she explained. “And I just did not talk to my doctor about this.”
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