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Kate Walsh🙎🏻 Reveals She Was Diagnosed With a Brain Tumor in 2015

Kate Walsh is opening up about her health.

The actress has just revealed that she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015. And now in an interview with Cosmopolitan, Walsh is talking about how her symptoms progressed, her reaction to the diagnosis, having the benign meningioma removed and her recovery.

After working long hours on her TV show Bad Judge in the winter of 2015, Walsh felt worn out. While discussing how her symptoms progressed, Walsh explains, "I had been working insane hours, maybe 80 hours a week, and also working out really hard, so I wasn't surprised. I figured okay, I'll change up my workout routine, I'll go back to mellow stuff like hiking. My pilates instructor said 'hey, your right side is dipping', and it didn't feel like I was off, but I looked down and could see it."

The actress continues, "Then when I was driving, I started swerving into the right lane. The exhaustion got to the point where I could drink five cups of coffee, and still not feel awake or clear. And then around April, I started having more cognitive difficulties. It felt like aphasia, but it wasn't just not being able to find words; I would lose my train of thought, I wasn't able to finish sentences, and that was when I got really alarmed."

In June, Walsh went to get a MRI, where she received the diagnosis.

"The words 'brain tumor' were never in my zeitgeist," Walsh says. "I went in for the MRI, and you know it's serious when they don't even wait, they're like 'hey, the radiologist wants to see you.' And she starts to say 'well, it looks like you have a very sizable brain tumor', and I just left my body. My assistant had driven me there, and I had to go get her so that she could take notes, because I was gone. It was never anything I would have imagined."

After the removal, Walsh took some much needed time off. But when she got back, she really hit the ground running.

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