NCIS cast: Pauley Perrette (Abby) revealed she had a stroke

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Pauley Perrette starred on NCIS as Abby Sciuto for years. Pic credit: ©

NCIS alum Pauley Perrette recently revealed the shocking news that she suffered a “massive stroke” last year that led to her having no feeling on the entire right side of her body.

For years, Perrette played Abby Sciuto on the NCIS cast, but she left the show at the end of Season 15.

“One year ago I had a massive stroke,” Perrette wrote as the caption to a video she posted on Twitter (shared below).

“Yet still a survivor after this traumatic life I’ve been given so far,” she added a bit later in the post.

Within the video itself, Perrette speaks about going through a number of difficult things in her life, and she shares a lot of information that many NCIS fans may not have known about her.

“Oh my God, it’s September 2: It’s the one-year anniversary since I had a stroke,” Perrette says at the beginning of her video.

“Yes, I’m still here, again. How many times do I cheat death? I almost died from a hair dye allergy; I have food allergies; I am a domestic violence and a rape survivor; I was assaulted by a crazy homeless person and almost died, and I’m still here,” she went on to add.

Pauley Perrette reveals her stroke, other life events

Below is the full video that Perrette shared on Twitter. She goes into a lot of detail about what she has been through and notes how “grateful” she is to have come out the other side.

Entertainment Tonight speaks with Pauley Perrette

“I woke up and had no feeling on the entire right side of my body,” Perrette told Entertainment Weekly about her stroke.

“At first I thought I had just slept funny. When I kept realizing the extent of the numbness; couldn’t feel my finger touching my face, couldn’t feel my face being touched by my finger, couldn’t feel my laptop sitting on my lap, no feeling at all on the right hand side — I could have burned myself or cut my finger off and wouldn’t have known — I called my doctor and he said, ‘GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM IMMEDIATELY,” Perrette elaborated.

NCIS Season 20 coming to CBS

A new season of NCIS is airing on CBS during Fall 2022. This will be Season 20 for the hit drama, with new episodes debuting on Monday nights.

There have been a number of NCIS cast members sharing set photos as everyone is now back at work, and the season premiere is set to debut on Monday, September 19.

And in other news, an important guest for Callen’s wedding on NCIS: Los Angeles was revealed in a recent interview. The wedding between Callen and Anna could be a big plot point for NCIS: LA Season 14.

While NCIS and NCIS: Hawai’i return on September 19, the season premiere for NCIS: Los Angeles won’t arrive until Sunday, October 9.

NCIS airs Mondays at 9/8c on CBS.

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