Sarah Silverman Has Been Off The Grid Because Of This LIFE-THREATENING CONDITION…

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Julia Roberts at The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in LA

Whew, that sounds SCARY.

On Wednesday, Sarah Silverman revealed that she’s been “off the grid” recently because she was in the hospital battling a dangerous case of epiglottitis.

The comedian took to Facebook to reveal she was at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center thinking she only had a sore throat, when in actuality she had to be immediately treated for a condition that made her epiglottis swell and block the flow of air through her windpipe.

The Wreck-It Ralph alum thanked the medical professionals who treated her, and opened up about the near-death experience, saying:

“There’s something that happens when three people you’re so close to die within a year and then YOU almost die but don’t. (That was me. I’m the one that didn’t die.) It’s a strange dichotomy between, ‘Why me?’ and the other, ‘Why me?'”

She also recounted her time at Cedars, saying:

“They couldn’t put me fully to sleep for the recovery process because my blood pressure’s too low. I was drugged just enough to not feel the pain and have no idea what was happening or where I was. They had to have my hands restrained to keep me from pulling out my breathing tube. My friend Stephanie said I kept writing ‘was I in an accident?'”

And then she went home and things normalized…kinda.

“When I woke up 5 days later I didn’t remember anything. I thanked everyone at the ICU for my life, went home, and then slowly as the opiates faded away, remembered the trauma of the surgery & spent the first two days home kind of free-falling from the meds / lack of meds and the paralyzing realization that nothing matters. Luckily that was followed by the motivating revelation that nothing matters.”

And it wouldn’t be a Sarah Silverman post without some observational humor:

“I couldn’t speak for a while and I don’t remember a lot of my ‘lucid’ time, but Amy (the Zvi) told me I stopped a nurse – like it was an emergency – furiously wrote down a note and gave it to her. When she looked at it, it just said, ‘Do you live with your mother?’ next to a drawing of a penis.
Also, when I first woke up and the breathing tube came out, I still couldn’t talk and they gave me a board of letters to communicate. My loved ones stood there, so curious what was going to be the first thing I had to say. They followed my finger, rapt, as I pointed from letter to letter until I finally spelled out, ‘Did you see Hello My Name is Doris.'”

(via Facebook)

Lol. Also, good thing she’s okay. GEEZ! Take care of yourself, lady!

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