Samantha Morton reveals she nearly died after a stroke in 2006
Samantha Morton has revealed she nearly died after an accident caused her to have a stroke in 2006.
Samantha was left with serious head injuries after part of a ceiling collapsed on her at her London home and while she was in hospital receiving treatment for those, she had a stroke which caused her to lose control of her legs.
The Minority Report star was forced to pull out of her next film Transsiberian as she took a 18 month break from acting in order to recover and relearn how to walk - but had to still play down the extent of her illness to not jeopardise her long-term career.
She only revealed the extent of her injuries this weekend when praising friend, Spiritualized frontman Jason Pierce for his help during that time. She explained: “Jason and I have been mirroring each other. He was really sick and then I had a stroke at the beginning of [that] year.”
“He was the only person I knew who understood what that was like, being near to death. He’s just an incredible person. He’s very courageous, and he helped me get through it all.”
The twice-nominated Oscar winner has now fully recovered and gave birth to her second daughter, Edie, in January.