Dawn French revealed that doctors were worried she had a brain tumor after her dizziness made her feel like her head was “falling inward”.
The comedian was diagnosed with vertigo in 2014 and had to use a cane on stage during her 30 Million Minutes tour, due to fear of falling.
Appearing on Michelle Visage’s Rule Breakers podcast, French says she can’t understand “what’s up and what’s down” while on stage.
“It was like my skull was a room and the whole top part collapsed inward, and everything started spinning,” she said. “It’s like being very drunk and not understanding what’s going up and what’s going down.”
The comedian continued: “There was a time when they thought I might have a brain tumor… Like being on a windsurfing boat or something. It was terrible, absolutely terrible.”
The Vicar of Dibley star was finally told by a doctor that her condition was being triggered by bright lights on stage, which left her unable to see anything but darkness in the audience and that she couldn’t. something to “hold on” to.
She was prescribed Beta-blockers to ease her fear of falling.
In a recent interview, French admitted that she initially disliked her longtime comedian co-star Jennifer Saunders because she was too “chic”.
“As soon as I got rid of my prejudices about her, which I still have to this day – the prejudice against classy people, they have to prove their worth to me – I thought, “She’s really cool,” she explained.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/dawn-french-says-doctors-thought-she-had-a-brain-tumour-after-skull-felt-like-it-was-collapsing-inwards-41456813.html Dawn French said doctors thought she had a brain tumor after her skull felt like it was ‘falling inward’