Kate Walsh, former star of Greys Anatomy, Private Practice, and newly released film Girls Trip has announced some personal news in a recent interview.
The actress has told Cosmopolitan that she had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015 after experiencing physical and mental cognitive problems.
“My pilates instructor said, ‘Hey, your right side is dipping,’ and it didn’t feel like I was off, but I looked down and could see it.
“Then when I was driving, I started swerving into the right lane. The exhaustion got to the point where I could drink five cups of coffee and still not feel awake or clear.
“And then around April, I started having more cognitive difficulties. It felt like aphasia, but it wasn’t just not being able to find words; I would lose my train of thought, I wasn’t able to finish sentences, and that was when I got really alarmed.”
The 49-year-old had to fight for an MRI after her instinct told her something was wrong.
“I had to really advocate, because they don’t hand out MRIs so easily, but I got an MRI and thank God I did, because it turned out I had a very sizeable brain tumour in my left frontal lobe. And three days later I was in surgery having it removed.”
After the surgery, Kate says that “the fog had lifted” as she felt the difference immediately.