Alison Brie almost went blind when she was seven.
The former ‘Community’ star says she “was hysterical” when she woke up – after suffering a concussion on the playground at school – and couldn’t see anything when her dad picked up to take her to the hospital during a recent appearance on the podcast ‘Hypochondriactor’.
The 39-year-old told hosts Sean Hayes and Dr Priyanka Wali – who warned that keeping conscious after a suspected concussion was best – on Wednesday (11.05.22): “My dad arrives and I sort of don’t remember anything. Like the next part of my memory is, I’m in the backseat of my dad’s car and boom. I can’t see a thing. It’s sort of like how, when you close your eyes, it’s black, but you can a little bit see light and shadows. “
“I was hysterical. I started hysterically crying because I could feel myself trying to open my eyes as wide as possible… It wasn’t computing. And I think that was part of the hystericalness too, was like, ‘Oh my God.’ Like realizing that I was blind. And then sort of just being like, ‘Now I’m just blind?’ ”
After getting the hospital – following a collision with another car that flung a baby Alison to the floor of the car – with the help of a family friend, she was told if “her vision doesn’t come back in 12 hours, she’ll likely to be blind for the rest of her life. “
Alison said: “I know they did the CAT scan on me and I think they did knock me out because I was just too upset.” And they told my parents, if her vision doesn’t come back in 12 hours, she’ll likely to be blind for the rest of her life. ”
However, the ‘Promising Young Woman’ star – who is married to actor Dave Franco – got her happy ending and her sight back.
Alisons said: “The next thing I remember is, I woke up. It’s been about 10 hours. I woke up in a hospital bed and my parents like to shoot towards me in my hospital bed. Like they’re hysterical, [asking], ‘Can you see me?’ Which to me, and at this point I sort of have no recollection. You know, I like to wake up in this hospital bed. I can see everybody. I’m like, ‘Yeah?’ “