Alison Brie almost went blind when she was seven. The former Community star says she ‘was hysterical’ when she woke up after suffering a concussion on the playground at school and couldn’t see anything when her dad picked up to take her to the hospital.

The 39-year-old discussed the scary situation with hosts Sean Hayes and Dr. Priyanka Wali, who warned keeping conscious after a suspected concussion was best, during an appearance on the Hypochondriactor podcast. 

‘My dad arrives and I sort of don’t remember anything. Like the next part of my memory is, I’m in the backseat of my dad’s car and boom. I can’t see a thing,’ she said. ‘It’s sort of like how, when you close your eyes, it’s black, but you can a little bit see light and shadows.’

‘I was hysterical. I start hysterically crying because I could feel myself trying to open my eyes as wide as possible  It wasn’t computing.After getting the hospital following a collision with another car that flung a baby Alison to the floor of the car with the help of a family friend, she was told if ‘her vision doesn’t come back in 12 hours, she’ll likely be blind for the rest of her life.’

Alison said: ‘I know they did the CAT scan on me and I think they did knock me out because I was just too upset. ‘And they told my parents, if her vision doesn’t come back in 12 hours, she’ll likely be blind for the rest of her life.’However, the Promising Young Woman star who is married to actor Dave Franco  got her happy ending and her sight back.

Alisons said: ‘The next thing I remember is, I wake up. It’s been about 10 hours. I wake up in a hospital bed and my parents like shoot towards me in my hospital bed. ‘Like they’re hysterical, asking, “Can you see me?” Which to me, and at this point I sort of have no recollection. You know, I like wake up in this hospital bed. I can see everybody. I’m like, “Yeah?”‘


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