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Sharon Stone shares photo from hospital bed - and fans react

The star had a stroke in 2001

Hannah Hargrave

Sharon Stone had fans concerned when she shared a photo from a hospital bed on Tuesday, leaving them fearful the star was sick. 

The Ratched actress, 62, wore a mask in the selfie, which she shared on Instagram, and her followers immediately voiced their concerns. 

But Sharon was sharing the photo to raise awareness for a very good cause. "Getting my mammogram. Have you gotten yours?" she captioned the snapshot. 

She added: "An annual screening mammogram has decreased death rate boy breast cancer by 40%"

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Her fans breathed a sigh of relief but also thanked her for reminding them to have a breast cancer check.

"Good luck, thank you and stay safe," wrote one, while another said: "I got a fright or a second. Thank god not COVID."

Others insisted they would now be booking their appointments with their doctors. 

Sharon - who suffered a stroke and cerebral hemorrhage in 2001 and spent years in recovery - opened up last year about that difficult time in her life. 

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The star had fans worried 

She told Variety: "I had to remortgage my house. I lost everything I had. I lost my place in the business. I was like the hottest movie star, you know? It was like Miss Princess Diana and I were so famous - and she died and I had a stroke. And we were forgotten."

Sharon bravely fought back and regained her career and her life.

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Sharon is fit and healthy 

She recently admitted she's "sick of dating" and is loving life as a singleton. 

Sharon told The Sun: "I've had it with dating. I find people to be insincere and not worth my time. I enjoy my alone time and spending time with my kids and my friends more."

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