Brooke Shields’ Seizure Nightmare: How Bradley Cooper Became Her Hero



“Brooke Shields Shares Her Seizure Nightmare and Bradley Cooper’s Heroic Intervention”

Actress Brooke Shields, 58, recently opened up about a harrowing experience she had in September when she suffered a grand mal seizure just days before her CafΓ© Carlyle show debut in New York. The incident happened outside the restaurant L’Artusi, where she collapsed, experienced a seizure, and hit a wall headfirst.

Shields revealed that the seizure was a result of excessive water consumption and low sodium levels, all in preparation for her show. She described the terrifying moments when she found herself frothing at the mouth and turning blue before being taken to the hospital in an ambulance. What made the situation even more surreal was the presence of Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper, who rushed to her aid and held her hand during the ambulance ride.

Shields explained that Cooper was alerted when her husband, Chris Henchy, couldn’t be reached. Cooper’s quick response was nothing short of heroic, and Shields expressed her heartfelt gratitude, likening his presence to walking in with “Jesus.”

After the incident, Shields was diagnosed with bronchitis, which jeopardized her show debut just days away. Doctors attributed her health scare to excessive water intake and advised her to increase her salt intake.

Despite the frightening ordeal, Shields made a remarkable recovery and successfully debuted her one-woman show on September 12. She now joins other notable personalities like showrunner Quinta Brunson, Mary J. Blige, Geena Rocero, and Selma Blair on the Glamour Women Of The Year special digital covers.

This year’s honorees will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 7, starting with the ringing of the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, followed by a ceremony hosted by comedian and actor Michelle Buteau at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Shields’ story serves as a reminder of the importance of balance and self-care, even in the midst of busy schedules and high expectations.