Celebrities who have suffered strokes
Many of them have lived to tell the tale, but not without lasting marks
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Strokes are the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability in the world, according to the World Health Organization, but they still tend to take people by surprise. For their part, many celebrities have suffered strokes, be it an ischemic stroke where a vessel supplying blood to the brain is obstructed, or a hemorrhagic stroke where a weakened vessel ruptures and bleeds into the surrounding brain.
The brain cannot survive long at all without proper blood flow, and the effects can be long-lasting, devastating, and even fatal. Yet many stars have had strokes and lived to tell the tale.
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