Pauley Perrette, who used to be on NCIS, says she had a stroke that could have killed her.
Pauley Perette talked about a “traumatic” thing that happened to her after she left the popular show NCIS.
US actress Pauley Perrette said she had a stroke that could have killed her.
The 53-year-old former NCIS star, who left the show in 2017 after 16 years, wrote a tweet about her “traumatic” experience.
“It’s 9/2. A year ago, I had a huge stroke,” Perrette wrote on Twitter.
“Before that, I had lost so many dear family members and friends… Even though my life has been hard so far, I am still a survivor.”
The star also said that she’s “so grateful” and “full of faith” that she’s “STILL HERE!”
In the selfie video that was part of Perrette’s post, she talked about how thankful she is to have lived through several events that could have killed her.
“How many times do I get away without dying?” Perrette asked. “I almost died from an allergy to hair dye, and I’m also allergic to food. I lived through domestic violence and rape.
“In the last two years, I’ve been through a lot. There are tougher things than having a stroke. But I’m still here. And I’m still grateful. Those of you who are my friends, thank you.”
Perrette made headlines in 2019 when she said she was “terrified” of Mark Harmon, her former co-star on NCIS. She said she had “nightmares” about him “attacking” her.
When Perrette, who played forensic expert Abby Sciuto on the show, was asked if she would ever come back, she made the shocking claim.
“NO, I WILL NOT BE BACK! EVER! (Would you please stop?) I’m scared that Harmon and he will attack me. She wrote at the time, “I dream about it.”
After a homeless man attacked her and said he would kill her in 2015, the star of Broke has had a rough few years.
Perrette tweeted at the time, “I almost died tonight.”
She said that she was walking around her neighborhood on a weekday afternoon when a man, later named David Merck, ran up to her, held her arms down, punched her in the nose, and kept telling her, “I’m going to kill you.”
Merck was charged, but it was decided that he was not able to stand trial. In 2016, a judge told him to go to a psychiatric hospital for help. After two years, he was let out of the hospital.
In a statement at the time, Perrette said, “It changed my life for good.” “I never go out of my house. I think it’s very likely that the next thing I’ll hear about this guy will be that he killed a woman.”