American stage, film and television actress, Kristen Johnston reveals she nearly died due to a exploding stomach. 3rd Rock from the Sun actress has shared her feelings about the medical crisis incident in a new book, which does detail her past battles with drug and alcohol.
The former star who was appearing on London’s West End stage in 2006 when years of abuse had caught up with the actress and left her in so much pain she thought she would die.
Johnston chronicles the experience in new tome
”Guts” and tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, “Imagine an overweight woman jumping up and down on your stomach… for hours! I’ve never had children, but I think it’s the worst pain a human can experience and not die.”
The actress was diagnosed with acute peritonitis.
“It’s an ulcer that burst and basically I became septic, meaning all the contents in my stomach were, like, in my armpit and somewhere… in my legs… I have really researched what happened to me. I got my records and everything. It was 700 pages.
“I should have died. I think they actually lost me twice on the operating table.”