Sharon Stone says she ‘lost half’ her fortune to a bad ‘banking deal’, presumably referring to the fallout from the Silicon Valley Bank collapse.
THE Primary instinct actress and activist, 65, attended Thursday’s Unforgettable Women’s Cancer Research Fund Party in Beverly Hills, where she received the Courage Award and addressed the star-studded crowd. She spoke about the organization and its contributions to cancer research, infusing personal comments into her remarks, including those regarding its finances.
While encouraging attendees to donate more to the charity, she tearfully said, “I know what to do and figure out how to text the money is hard. I’m a technical idiot, but I can write a check. And right now, that’s also courage, because I know what’s going on. I just lost half my money on this banking thing, and that doesn’t mean that I’m not here.
She didn’t say exactly what ‘banking deal’ she was talking about, but less than a week ago Silicon Valley Bank collapsed, marking the second-largest bank failure in US history. . This has resulted in financial market volatility.
Stone prefaced her comments at the event by saying she usually speaks “off the cuff because, as you well know, I don’t give ***,” but she had notes last night.
While acknowledging the breast cancer survivors in the room and discussing the mammograms, she revealed that she was once told she had breast cancer, “because I had a tumor bigger than my bosom”. Although it ended up being misdiagnosed, “I went to the hospital saying, ‘If you cut me open and it’s cancer, please take both of my breasts,’ because I don’t I’m not a person defined by my boobs. You know, that might sound funny coming from me since you’ve seen them all.
Stone, who wrote in her 2021 memoir about surgery to remove tumors from her breasts in the 1990s, continued: “You’ve seen them all since the operation and you don’t even know it. So don’t feel never had to skip a mammogram, skip a blood test, skip surgery, because it doesn’t matter. You knew that.”
Stone, who suffered a near-fatal stroke in 2001, also mentioned her late brother, Patrick Stone, who died in February at age 57 from heart disease.
“My brother just died, and that doesn’t mean I’m not here,” she said of the activism. “It’s not an easy time for any of us. It’s a tough time in the world, but I’m telling you what, I’m not asking a politician to tell me what I can and can’t How I can and can’t live, and what my life is worth and what it isn’t. So stand up. Stand up and say what you’re worth. I dare you. is that courage.”
The event, held at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire, drew celebrities including Rebel Wilson and his fiancée Ramona Agruma, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, Julianne Hough, Lori Loughlin and her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, Kathy and Rick Hilton, Nia Vardalos, Paul Wesley and more. . Maroon 5 starred with Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo, also on the red carpet.
Stone has long been known for her candor – and recently revealed that when she lost custody of her son in the 1990s, it was because of her 1992 film Primary instinct. On iHeartRadio Table for two podcast this month, she said she lost custody of Roan Bronstein, now 22, over his nude scene in the film. She recalls the judge asking the boy at the time if he knew his mother “makes sex films”. After losing custody, she suffered heart problems, experiencing “extra heartbeats in the upper and lower chambers of my heart”. Stone is also mum to Laird Stone, 17, and Quinn Stone, 16.