Pauley Perrette, who played beloved character Abby Sciuto on NCIS for 15 years before leaving the series in 2018, has offered fans an update on her health a year after her stroke.
In a tweet Perrette shared on Saturday, the actress shared a video opening up on some of the struggles she’s faced, saying that she’s “still a survivor.”
“Hey guys, oh my god, it’s September 2nd,” Perrette says at the beginning of the video. “It’s a one year anniversary since I had a stroke. And I’m still here.”
“Yes, I’m still here, again. How many times do I cheat death? Like I almost died from a hair dye allergy. I have food allergies, I’m a victim of domestic violence and I’ve survived rape,” she continued. “I was attacked by a crazy homeless man and almost died and I’m still here. I’m really thankful and especially for all my rescue dogs that are over there. And I’m here, I’m still here, I feel good. I’ve been through a lot in the last two years.”
Perrette captioned the video, adding: “A year ago I had a massive stroke. Before that I lost so many loved ones family and friends and daddy and then cousin Wayne.”
“And still so grateful, still so full of faith, and ALWAYS HERE!” she closed.
Perrette announced her exit from the popular CBS detective drama in 2017, revealing that her decision to leave was made the year before. In 2019, she was cast in a starring role in the CBS multi-cam pilot Broke alongside Jaime Camil and Natasha Leggero. The series ran for a 13-episode season in 2020.
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