Maria Menounos Shares Hospital Video Taken Just One Day After Her Brain Surgery
By Liz Calvario
Maria Menounos is forever grateful for those who have helped her through the last six months.
On Friday, the former E! News host shared an Instagram video of herself in the hospital being fed by a friend just 24 hours she had undergone brain surgery.
Menounos, 39, was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor back in February, and in June had a seven-hour surgery to remove the tumor, which luckily was benign.
"This video was taken 24 hours after my brain surgery. I still can’t believe that you can eat and speak normally so soon after. It was hard to keep my eyes open bc i was seeing double at this point," she wrote alongside the clip.
"I’ve received so many messages from people saying that my story has helped them, and on my 6 month anniversary I wanted to share this so if you are about to go through this you can see with your own eyes what it can be like," Menounos continued. "Everyone is different...but if I can ease your fears a bit I would like to. Also want to stress the importance of friends! @alyssawallerce my best friend of 26 years was by my side for months and she fed me this first meal (broth)."
"It’s a journey and you need help so Don’t be afraid to ask for it. Forever grateful to Alyssa and all my amazing friends who helped me through this!" the One Tree Hill alum concluded.