This Is Us star Chrissy Metz has never shied from sharing her feelings about body image, and now the actress is opening up about another intimate detail of her life: her mom’s stroke, which happened shortly before Metz’s appearance at the 2017 Emmy Awards.
“A year and a half ago, I was gearing up for the Emmys,” Metz recalled in a personal essay for Guidepost magazine. “I’d been nominated for best supporting actress in a drama series and convinced Mom that she had to come out to Hollywood to be my date for the red carpet. But one August morning back in Gainesville, Florida, where I’d grown up, she’d just come home from getting her hair done—prepping for the awards—and fell outside her car. An ambulance rushed her to the hospital. She’d had a massive stroke, two major clots in her carotid artery.”