Hailey Bieber is speaking up for the first time on the impact that her mini-stroke has had on her mental health almost a year after she experienced the event.
The model disclosed during her appearance on the episode of the “Run-Through with Vogue” podcast that she has struggled with anxiety as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since she was hospitalized after suffering a transient ischemic attack (TIA) in March of last year. TIAs are also known as mini-strokes.
It was an extremely challenging task, “According to Hailey Bieber, I had a lot of trouble coping with anxiety following the incident. I suffered from a touch of post-traumatic stress disorder because I was always afraid that it would happen all over again. Simply put, I had the impression that I never, ever wanted to go through anything like that again in my life. I mean, it was so terrible, so startling, and so discombobulating in every single manner that you could possibly conceive. I mean, it was just so terrifying.”
While the creator of Rhode Skin was being treated in the hospital for the unexpected medical emergency, physicians discovered that she had a patent foramen ovale, also referred to as a PFO, which is a tiny hole in the heart. After undergoing surgery to have a device that would permanently plug the hole in her skull implanted, Justin Bieber said that the gadget is “in there forever.”
She offered these words of reflection in response to the health scare: “It was something that had not even crossed my mind to consider. When you’re 25 years old and still youthful, you probably think you’re in great health and you may even engage in activities that are intended to keep you in that state.”
Bieber continued, claiming that the medical professionals “kept saying it was just sort of a perfect storm.” “It was a combination of a few different factors that led to you having a small blood clot, and that blood clot traveled through the hole in my heart all the way to my brain, which is why I had what they refer to as a mini-stroke,” the doctor said. “It was because of that hole in my heart that I had a mini-stroke.”
She remarked, “It was without a doubt the most terrifying experience I’ve ever had to go through.”
Bieber revealed that she had been suffering from a mini-stroke at the time that she was in Palm Springs, where she was at the time that she was recording the podcast interview.
“Even the first couple of times coming back here after was a little bit of a strange triggering kind of feeling for me because you just remember exactly how everything happened in that moment,” she said, adding, “But I think the bright side for me is that it led me to find out I had this hole in my heart. That’s the bright side.”
Bieber said that despite the horrific event, she is “certainly extremely willing to speak about it if it may help anyone else.”
Later, she elaborated by saying, “I look back at it, and it could have been so much worse.” “That might have been the beginning of a chain reaction of terrible events. I simply want to express my gratitude that I’m well and that this is the mental state in which I need to remain.”