Chely Wright admitted that she suffered from a stroke a year ago. On her official Facebook account, the singer shared details about what happened to her on her official Facebook account, in hopes those reading will pay attention to their bodies and seek to understand symptoms of a stroke.
Chely Wright’s Brave Admission
In the Facebook post, the 49-year-old had a stroke in New York City, but she admitted that she didn’t go to the hospital for several days because neither she nor her wife Lauren recognized the symptoms.
Wright detailed that she had a migraine headache for a third straight day and it was only then she decided to go to the emergency room at Lenox Hill Hospital.
According to WebMD, signs of a stroke include sudden weakness or numbness in the face, arm or leg on one side of the body, loss of or diminishing vision, loss of balance, severe headache, and unexplained dizziness, plus others. The website urges you to call 911 immediately if you recognize these symptoms in yourself or someone else.
Musically, Wright is touring in support of her most recent EP, Revival.
Read her full testimony here:
SOME PERSONAL NEWS I’M SHARING FOR THE FIRST TIME:
Exactly one year ago today, I went to the ER at Lenox Hill Hospital because I was on Day 3 of a migraine, which isn’t uncommon for me.
Because I had shows booked for the coming weekend, I wanted to get this headache out of the way. Lauren and I dropped the boys at school and headed to the ER.
The doctor I saw— whom I’d seen before— was troubled by some the symptoms of that day’s headache.
After a series of diagnostic tests, I was informed that I’d had a stroke.
A stroke. I’d just turned 48.
I sort of knew it. What I had been experiencing with that headache and leading up to that headache was different. I’d even said aloud to myself in the bathroom mirror, “Did you have a stroke?”
It’s been a long year, but I am okay.
The reason I’m sharing this is so you all might take a moment to refresh your understanding of stroke and the symptoms of stroke.
Pay attention to your body and encourage your loved ones to do the same.
Again, I am okay and very grateful to have access to quality medical care. As we all know, not everyone in America has that luxury. We have to fix that.