Stunning Russian model Alyona Vodonaeva has revealed that she has suffered a ministroke at the age of 38 and had to be admitted into intensive care.
The model, who is also an actress and former contestant on the reality show ‘House-2’, revealed to her 2.2 million followers on Instagram that she suffered the ministroke.
She said she was with her mother, sister-in-law and a friend when she suddenly fell ill and could not string two words together.
Vodonaeva said she vaguely remembers what followed and that she bit down on her tongue to prevent herself from swallowing it.
The reality star was then taken to hospital where she was treated in intensive care.
She said on Instagram: “I suddenly felt bad. My tongue became tangled and I couldn’t say anything.
“All this happened in the presence of my mother, brother’s wife and friend. They called for an ambulance.”
After feeling better, Vodonaeva posted images on social media before the doctors took her phone away, revealing that she had since been transferred from intensive care to the neurology ward.
She added: “I have a lot of stress in my life. High stress. And nobody solves my problems and questions for me, I solve them myself. And there is not a single person in this life who I rely on.”
She added: “My only support is my family.”
As well as her career, Vodonaeva said she is also studying at Moscow State University, attending classes until 10pm practically every day and then doing homework until past midnight.
She admitted that it is time to make some big changes in her life, although she did not specify what plan of action she intends to take.
A ministroke, also known as a transient ischemic attack, occurs when part of the brain suffers a temporary lack of blood flow, causing stroke-like symptoms that normally resolve within 24 hours. Unlike a stroke, a ministroke on its own does not cause permanent disabilities.