Pauley Perrettewho played the beloved character Abby Sciuto on NCIS for 15 years before leaving the series in 2018, provided fans with an update on her health, a year after she suffered a stroke.
In a tweet shared by Perrette on Saturday, the actress shared an opening video about some of the struggles she’s faced, saying she’s “still a survivor.”
Watch the video above.
“Hey guys, gosh, it’s September 2,” Perrette says at the beginning of the video. “It’s been a year since I had a stroke. And I’m still here.”
“Yes, I’m here again. How many times have I cheated? It’s like I almost died from a hair dye allergy. I have food allergies, I’m a domestic abuser and a person. survived the rape,” she continued. “I was attacked by a crazy homeless man and almost died and I’m still here. I feel really grateful and especially for all my rescue dogs there. And I’m here, I’m still here, I feel good. I’ve been through a lot in the last two years.”
READ MORE: What happened between Pauley Perrette and Mark Harmon?
Perrette captioned the video, adding, “A year ago, I had a big hit. Before that, I’ve lost a lot of dear family and friends, dad and then cousin Wayne.”
“And still so grateful, Still full of faith, And STILL HERE!” she closed.
Perrette announced her departure from the popular CBS investigative series in 2017, revealing that her decision to leave had been made the previous year.
In 2019, she was given a lead role in CBS’s multi-camera pilot Bankrupt, joining Jaime Camil and Natasha Leggero. The series ran a 13-episode season in 2020.
Support is available from National Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Counseling Service at 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732).
NCIS star reveals why he decided to leave after 18 years