Episode left star fearing the worst
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