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Former ‘NCIS’ actress Pauley Perrette reveals she suffered massive stroke in 2021


“NCIS” alum Pauley Perrette opened up to fans about overcoming a “massive stroke” that she suffered one year ago. The 53-year-old actress tweeted“It’s 9/2 One year ago I had a massive stoke. Before that I lost so many beloved family and friends, And daddy And then Cousin Wayne Yet still a survivor after this traumatic life I’ve been given so far…And still so grateful. Still so full of faith. And STILL HERE!”

Perrette also shared an accompanying video, in which she shares, “How many times do I cheat death?” Perrette cited a 2014 incident when she was hospitalized after suffering a massive allergic reaction to her TV character’s black hair dye and a 2015 attack by a homeless man outside her home. Perrette also revealed that is “a domestic violence and a rape survivor.” She concluded the video: “And I’m still here.”

Perrette is best known for playing forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on “NCIS” for 15 seasons between 2003 to 2018. She said she was retiring from acting in 2020.

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