Sharon Stone says she lost “half” of her fortune to a bad “banking thing”, possibly referring to the fallout Silicon Valley Bank collapse.
basic Instinct The actress and activist, 65, attended Thursday’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s Unforgettable Evening in Beverly Hills, where she was the recipient of the Courage Award and addressed the star-studded crowd. She talked about the organization and its contributions to cancer research, adding personal details to her comments, including those about their finances.
Encouraging those present to donate more to charity, he SaidTo the point of tears, “I know something you have to work at and figuring out how to text money is hard. I’m a tech nerd, but I can write ****ing checks.” And right now, it’s also courage, because I know what’s happening. I lost half my money in this banking thing, and that doesn’t mean I’m not here.”
He didn’t specify exactly what he meant by “the banking thing,” but less than a week earlier, the Silicon Valley bank had collapsed, the second largest bank failure in US history. This has resulted in instability in the financial market.
Stone began her comments on the incident by saying that she usually speaks “off the cuff, because as you well know, I don’t give a f***, but she had notes last night.” .
Acknowledging the breast cancer survivors in the room, and discussing mammograms, she revealed that she was once told she had breast cancer, “because I had a tumor that was bigger than my breast.” Though it was misdiagnosed, “I went to the hospital saying, ‘If you cut me open and it’s cancer, please take both of my breasts,’ because I’m not a person defined by my breasts. You know, it Might sound weird.” Coming from me because you all have seen them.
Stone, who wrote in her 2021 memoir about having surgery to remove tumors from her breasts in the 1990s, continued, “You’ve all seen her since the surgery and you didn’t even know it. So never feel forced.” Not getting mammograms, not getting blood tests, not getting surgery because it doesn’t matter. I’m standing here telling you that I had a year and a half and more breast tissue removed and none of it was known to you.”
Stone, who suffered a near-fatal stroke in 2001, also mentioned his late brother, Patrick Stone, who died of heart disease in February at the age of 57.
“My brother died, and that doesn’t mean I’m not here,” she said of activism. “It’s not an easy time for any of us. It’s a tough time in the world, but I’m telling you what, I don’t have a politician tell me what I can and can’t do. I How can I do and what not?” Live, and what is the value of my life and what is not. So stand up. Stand up and say what you’re worth. I challenge you That’s courage.”
Held at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire, the event was attended by celebrities including Rebel Wilson and fiancee Ramona Agriuma, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, Julianne Hough, Lori Loughlin and daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, Kathy and Rick Hilton, Nia Vardalos, Paul Wesley and others. ran away. , Maroon 5 performed on the red carpet with Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo.
Stone has long been known for her outspokenness — and she recently revealed that when she lost custody of her son in the 1990s, it was a result of her 1992 film. basic Instinct, But iHeartRadio’s table for two podcast This month, she said she lost custody of Rowan Bronstein, now 22, because of her nude scene in the film. She recalled the judge asking the boy at the time if he knew his mother “made sex movies.” After losing custody, she experienced heart problems, experiencing “extra heartbeats in the upper and lower chambers of my heart”. Stone is also mom to Laird Stone, 17, and Quinn Stone, 16.