While filming her debut music video, Delilah Belle Hamlin had a seizure.
“On the second day of filming the video clip, it was nine hours later and I started having epileptic seizures,” says the 24-year-old daughter of Lisa Rina And Harry Hamlin told Entertainment tonight on Friday, March 16. “We don’t know much about them yet. Even though it’s been years, we’re still trying to figure it out. I ended up having a seizure on set.
While the model called her health scare a “scary painful” incident, she also calls it a “beautiful thing.”
“It was probably one of the worst [seizures] I’ve had it for a while, but I had everyone I loved around me,” Delilah recalled ET. “I was able to bring the emotion of that into filming the next day. At the same time, I’m like, I do this all the time. It’s so normal for me now. That I’m like, ‘Okay, get up.’ If you don’t feel well, but you have to do the day.
She continued: “[My mom] always taught me [that] if you are dying, if you must vomit, if you must vomit, do the day. Go and do it. Show up at work. So I try. I always do my best. There are days when I really can’t, but I do my best.”
The “Nothing Lasts Forever” singer has previously been candid about how she’s overcome a series of chronic health issues.
“I haven’t really talked about my health lately and if you’re new here you’re probably confused, but for the past few years I’ve struggled with autoimmune/chronic illness issues that I’ve been fighting and overcoming in silence, the California native wrote via Instagram Story in January. “It’s definitely been tough both mentally and physically. I’ve kept a little quiet because I don’t want to be put in a ‘sick’ role.
She added at the time: “I’ve been through a lot, overcome a lot, and I know I’m going through this for a reason and that reason is to share what I’ve been through and what I’ve learned with you.”
Amelia Gray Hamlin’s big sister previously revealed that she was hospitalized in 2021 after accidentally taking a drug overdose.
“This is a scary thing to do,” Delilah explained in a November 2021 Instagram video. “Basically, the beginning of the year, I want to say February and March, is when I got my COVID-19 vaccine. … And after the second vaccine, I was sick for about 36 hours. I felt like my bones were breaking, but whatever. That’s when everything kind of started. I didn’t realize that the vaccine would trigger an autoimmune reaction in my body. In principle [it] flared up and caused certain autoimmune conditions I didn’t know I had. It was like my body was constantly in fight or flight mode. It was horrible.”
The social media personality explained that she was initially given various antibiotics and supplements to treat her chronic migraines and panic attacks. As a result, she claimed that her body became “dependent” on Xanax after it was “overprescribed” by doctors and she overdosed. Delilah has since been outspoken about embracing sobriety, revealing in February 2022 that she had been clean for six months.
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