Chely Wrightis opening up to the world about a harrowing ordeal she overcame less than a week after turning 48.
On Friday, the country singerrevealed to her fans that this time last year, she visited the emergency room at a hospital in Manhattans Upper East Side and was floored when doctors made a shocking discovery.
In a statement posted on her Twitter account, the Shut Up and Drive songstress revealed that she was told she had a stroke.
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Exactly one year ago today, I went to the ER at Lenox Hill Hospital because I was on Day 3 of a migraine, which isnt uncommon for me, Wright began. 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 Id seen before was troubled by some [of] the symptoms of that days headache, read the statement. After a series of diagnostic tests, I was informed that Id had a stroke.
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A stroke. I had just turned 48, Wright said, adding, I sort of knew it. What I had been experiencing with that headache and leading up to that headache was different. Id even said aloud to myself in the bathroom mirror, Did you have a stroke?
Its been a long year, but I am okay, she continued. The reason I am 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.
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The 49-year-old concluded: Again, I am okay and very grateful to have access to quality medical care. As we all know, not every[body] in America has that luxury. We have to fox that. Xo chely.
Wright put a call to action to her followers to share her story with others to inform the public about the signs of a potential stroke.
The country singer recently released her latest project, Revival in May, and is currently slated to perform on Sunday in Charleston, W.V.B: