Brooke Shields is doing just "fine" after revealing she recently suffered a grand mal seizure. The former child star was honored at the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards in New York City on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and appeared to have fully recovered from the medial scare two months ago.
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After suffering a seizure, Brooke Shields discovered the value of sodium.
"I mean, now my salt is okay," she told People magazine. "I didn't know it was all about salt and they were like, eat potato chips and I'm like, really? I didn't know the serious nature of flooding your system, flooding yourself with the necessary sodium that one needs, and how your kidneys can malfunction. I didn't know. I just kept thinking I was hydrating."
Brooke Shields hasn't indicated when exactly she suffered the seizure but notes it was before a performance of her one-woman show, "Previously Owned by Brooke Shields," at New York City's Café Carlyle. The show ran from Sept. 12 to Sept. 23.
"I was preparing for the show, and I was drinking so much water, and I didn't know I was low in sodium," she told Glamour. "I was waiting for an Uber. I get down to the bottom of the steps, and I start evidently looking weird, and [the people I was with] were like, 'Are you OK?'"
Brooke Shields doesn't remember everything from the night she suffered a grand mal seizure. The former child star recalled feeling off when she walked into New York City's L'Artusi restaurant near the site of her one-woman show.
"I go to the sommelier who had just taken an hour to watch my run-through… Everything starts to go black. Then my hands drop to my side and I go headfirst into the wall," she recalled. Soon, Brooke was "frothing at the mouth, totally blue, trying to swallow my tongue."
"The next thing I remember, I'm being loaded into an ambulance. I have oxygen on. And Bradley f****** Cooper is sitting next to me holding my hand," she said.
In the end, Brooke Shields was told she had low sodium and drank "too much water."
"I drowned myself. And if you don't have enough sodium in your blood or urine or your body, you can have a seizure," she said, before telling People magazine she's drinking less water.