Hailey Bieber has revealed that she was hospitalized back in March after suffering a mini stroke and had to have heart surgery.
Hailey Bieber opened up about her recent medical episode in a video shared to YouTube.
Titled “telling my story,” Bieber began the video by explaining that she wanted to “tell the story in my own words of where I’ve been at healthwise.”
She said that on March 10, she had a “very scary incident” where she was eating breakfast when she felt a “weird sensation” in her arm and her fingertips felt “numb and weird.”
She then found that she “couldn’t speak” when her husband, Justin Bieber asked if she was okay and the “right side of my face started drooping.”
“Immediately, I thought I was having a stroke,” she said.
Bieber said that an ambulance was called and by the time she arrived at the emergency room, she was “back to normal” and was no longer “having any issues with my face or my arm.”
She was then kept in hospital overnight where they did “tons of test” including “blood tests to see if I had a clotting disorder or autoimmune disease.”
It was determind that she had suffered a TIA which is often also known as a mini-stroke.
Her doctors said that the cause could have been down to three things, the first being her starting to taking birth control, which she shouldn’t have been on due to suffering migraines, without speaking to her doctor first.
They also said it could be due to recently having Covid-19 or that she had recently been on a long flight in a short amount of time.
After being discharged from hospital, she visited another doctor who did a transcranial doppler which found that she had a “Grade 5 PFO.”
A PFO is a small opening in the heart which usually closes after birth but for Bieber, she still had that hole…
Bieber then explained that she underwent surgery to close the small hole in her heart and is now recovering “really well, really fast.”
Adding that she is now on blood thinner and aspirin, Bieber said that she is so “grateful” for all the doctors that took care of her.
“If there’s anybody that watches this that has gone through the same thing or something similar, I definitely really empathize with you,” she said. “And I understand how life-altering and scary it is.”