23-11-2009 | Actor Danny Glover discusses his epilepsy

23 November 2009
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A recent episode of a US TV programme called Sharing Miracles featured the well-known actor Danny Glover talking about his epilepsy.

Glover is probably best known for his role as Detective Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon movie series alongside Mel Gibson. He also appeared in The Color Purple, Places in the Heart, The Royal Tenenbaums, Dreamgirls, among dozens of others. 

The actor experienced his first seizure when he was 15 years old soon after completing his paper round. A visit to the hospital and numerous tests ensued, but no diagnosed was made for some time.

In the meantime, he remembers having six seizures in one night while visiting his grandparents. Medication eventually brought his condition under control but he began to rebel against it as a 16/17 year old which of course led to seizures on occasion.

He also remembers a ringing in his ear that would gradually intensify and which acted to warn him of an impending seizure. After 20 years, his seizures stopped for no apparent reason and he hasn't had one since.

He says "I want people with epilepsy to know that there are ways in which they can play a role in their own recovery... If there's one thing that I've learned, it's that people are willing to embrace you if you share your story."

Read more about Danny Glover and his epilepsy at http://www.sharingmiracles.com/epilepsy/danny-glover/

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