Actress Sharon Stone revealed she has lost half her money due to the recent Silicon Valley Bank collapse that devastated the financial sector earlier this month.
Appearing at “An Unforgettable Evening” fundraiser to receive a Courage Award, Stone said she had endured a series of unfortunate events, including nearly losing her breasts to tumors, losing her brother, and now her money.
Stone told the crowd that she took notes to the stage, which was unusual because she “usually just speaks off the cuff because, as you well know, I don’t give a sh*t,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
She went on to reveal a shocking admission about her own finances.
Sharon Stone then revealed her personal connection to the bank collapse which rocked the U.S. financial system earlier this month.
“I know that thing that you have to get on and figure out how to text the money is difficult. I’m a technical idiot, but I can write a fucking check,” Stone said.
“And right now, that’s courage, too, because I know what’s happening. I just lost half my money to this banking thing, and that doesn’t mean that I’m not here,” Stone added.
Although she did not mention Silicon Valley Bank specifically by name, she was clearly referring to the ‘woke’ bank.
The actor also revealed she underwent extensive breast reconstruction surgery in 2021 after doctors discovered several very large tumors.
“Those mammograms are not fun,” the Quick and the Dead star explained.
“And for someone like me who was told that I had breast cancer because I had a tumor that was larger than my breast and they were sure that I couldn’t possibly have a tumor without it being cancer, it wasn’t,” she added.
“But I went to the hospital, saying, ‘If you open me up and it’s cancer, please take both my breasts,’ because I am not a person defined by my breasts. You know, that might seem funny coming from me since you’ve all seen ’em,” Stone continued.
The star also talked about the loss of her brother, Patrick Stone, who died aged 57 from heart disease last month.
“My brother just died, and that doesn’t mean that I’m not here,” she said. “This is not an easy time for any of us.”
She closed her speech by urging her audience to stand up for what they believe in.
“This is a hard time in the world, but I’m telling you what, I’m not having some politician tell me what I can and cannot do.”
“How I can and cannot live, and what the value of my life is and is not. So stand up. Stand up and say what you’re worth. I dare you. That’s what courage is,” she said.
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