Hailey Bieber revealed more details about her hospitalization in March.
The model and wife of Justin Bieber, shared through a YouTube video on April 27 that she had a mini stroke and doctors discovered a heart condition that has already been fixed.
That time, she experienced some “stroke-like symptoms” when she and her husband were having breakfast together. She was rushed to the hospital and they found out that she had a small blood clot to her brain.
She recalled what happened in her latest video, saying, “I had like, a very scary incident on March 10th. Basically, I was sitting at breakfast with my husband, having a normal day, normal conversation, and we were in the middle of talking and all of a sudden, I felt this really weird sensation that kind of like, traveled down my arm from my shoulder all the way down to my fingertips, and it made my fingertips feel really numb and weird.”
She continued, “Justin was like, ‘Are you OK?’ and I just didn’t respond because I wasn’t sure. And then he asked me again and when I went to respond, I couldn’t speak. The right side of my face started drooping. I couldn’t get a sentence out. Everything was coming out like, not even jumble, just like, couldn’t get any of the words out.”
“I had so many things running through my head,” she explained in the video. “The number one thing being, I’m having a stroke. I’m really scared. I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know why this is happening. Am I gonna have permanent issues from this?”
She was able to return home and wait for an ambulance and her “speech started to come back a little bit.”
She also shared how the emergency workers in the ambulance overestimated her age. She recalled, “There was actually a funny moment where they were calling into the hospital to explain what they were bringing in and they were like, ‘I have a 30-year-old female,’ and I was like, ‘I’m 25.’ I had to make sure that they weren’t gonna age me five years for no reason, you know.”
She mentioned that she didn’t have symptoms anymore when they reached Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. Scans were done and the findings showed she “suffered a small blood clot to my brain, which they labeled and categorized as something called a TIA.”
In a previous Instagram post, the model shared that the blood clot “caused a small lack of oxygen, but my body had passed it on its own and I recovered completely within a few hours.” She was out of the hospital the following day and got tested at the UCLA Medical Center to determine the cause of the blood clot and how it affected her brain.
Some of the factors the doctors considered was she “recently started birth control pills, which I should have never been on because I am somebody who suffered from migraines.” Another is that she was flying to and from Paris without wearing compression socks and that she “had recently had COVID”.
However, the test results revealed that she had a Patent Foramen Ovale, specifically a grade 5 PFO. In simple terms, she had a congenital hole in her heart.
She said, “The conclusion was that I had a blood clot that traveled into my heart. My blood clot actually escaped through the flap or the hole in my heart and it traveled to my brain and that is why I suffered a TIA.”
She assured fans, “It went very smoothly. I’m recovering really well really fast. I feel great. The biggest thing I feel, honestly, 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 just move on from this really scary situation and just live my life.”
Earlier, Justin Bieber talked about Hailey’s health scare during his concert in Denver, Colorado.