Episode left star fear­ing the worst

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KATE Beck­in­sale, pic­tured, feared she’d had a stroke or “died” when she suf­fered a fright­en­ing episode of sleep paral­y­sis. The Un­der­world:

Blood Wars star was left ter­ri­fied some­thing bad had hap­pened to her when she ex­pe­ri­enced an episode of sleep paral­y­sis and had a vivid hal­lu­ci­na­tion. But she was re­as­sured by a medic friend that she had noth­ing to worry about.

She said: “I had one crazy episode of sleep paral­y­sis. I had ac­tual au­di­tory hal­lu­ci­na­tion.

“I had just had lunch with David Wal­liams, who is a very good friend of mine, and he’d gone off and I went for a nap, be­cause I was ex­hausted.

“And I heard him in my ho­tel room talk­ing to some­one and I thought, ‘Oh no, they’ve come in…

“I tried to get up, but I couldn’t move at all. I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’ve ac­tu­ally had a stroke. I’ve died…’

“Then I got up and he wasn’t in the room, so I called a doc­tor friend of mine – he’s a neu­rol­o­gist – and said, ‘What the f**k just hap­pened to me?’

“He goes, ‘Oh it’s quite a com­mon thing’.” – Bang Me­dia

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