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Hailey Bieber Shares The Underlying Health Issue That Led To Her Mini-Stroke

Photo from Justin Bieber’s Instagram

Hailey Bieber Shares The Underlying Health Issue That Led To Her Mini-Stroke

By Movieguide® Contributor

Hailey Bieber recently opened up in a YouTube video about the mini-stroke she had last month. 

“It’s kind of hard for me to tell this story,” Bieber told her followers. “I’ve only really up until now told friends and family and people that I know that I’m close to, but I felt like it was important for me to share this.”

She described the scary experience, saying it started with a “weird sensation” in her right arm. Her fingertips felt “numb and weird,” and when husband Justin Bieber asked if she was okay, she “couldn’t speak.”

“The right side of my face started drooping, I couldn’t get a sentence out,” she said. “Immediately, I thought I was having a stroke.”

A nearby medic examined Bieber and an ambulance was called. While the facial drooping stopped after about 30 seconds, the model continued to have trouble speaking. 

“By the time I got to the emergency room, I was pretty much back to normal,” she said “[I] could talk, [I] wasn’t having any issues with my face or my arm.”

The reason for her health scare? A small blood clot that cut off air to her brain for a short period of time. Bieber underwent a series of tests to figure out what had caused the clot and soon learned she had a PFO – a small opening in her heart that typically closes after birth. 

The model underwent a procedure to close the 12-13 millimeter hole, and is now recovering. 

“The biggest thing I feel is I just feel really relieved that we were able to figure everything out, that we were able to get it closed, that I will be able to move on from this really scary situation and just live my life,” Bieber said.

“If there’s anybody that watches this that has gone through the same thing or something similar, I definitely really empathize with you,” she concluded. “And I understand how life-altering and scary it is.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Bieber’s health scare:

Hailey Bieber recently reassured fans that she is okay after doctors discovered a blood clot in her brain. 

The model took to Instagram to update her followers on her health in a recent story:

On Thursday morning, I was sitting at breakfast with my husband when I started having stroke-like symptoms and was taken to the hospital. They found I had suffered a very small blood clot to my brain, which caused a small lack of oxygen, but my body had passed it on its own and I recovered completely within a few hours.

Although this was definitely one of the scariest moments I’ve ever been through, I’m home now and doing well, and I’m so grateful and thankful to all the amazing doctors and nurses who took care of me! 

Hailey said that she is healthy now and that her husband, pop star Justin Bieber, was by her side through it all.