Melanie Griffith Says She Suffers from Epilepsy Because of Stressful Marriage

Melanie Griffith has claimed during Women’s Brain Health Initiative panel held in Beverly Hills that she was diagnosed with epilepsy. However, the famous actress went on to explain that she was actually suffering from this disease because of the stress she had to deal with during her marriage to Antonio Banderas.

During her interview, Melanie claimed that at first getting a diagnosis was quite complicated. “They said it was an anomaly – they didn’t know what it was,” she said. “The last two that I had I was on a boat outside of Cannes – on a big yacht – and I was extremely stressed out. Every seizure that I had was at a point when I was extremely stressed,” the star went on to explain.

“I had two seizures, one they took me off the boat. I had this major grand mal seizure, and they took me to the hospital in Cannes and then brought me back to the boat. And then I had another seizure and I went back. They did the EEG and started to look at it seriously. When I came back [to the United States], I was diagnosed with epilepsy and nobody had said to me over a period of 20 years, no one paid enough attention to even diagnose me,” she explained.

However, Melanie is much better now. The star said that she hasn’t had any seizures in the last four years. However, she explained that this is also thanks to the fact that her marriage to Banderas ended. “I also got divorced, which is the real healer for me,” she revealed. “I’m not stressed anymore. It’s been three years.”

Melanie said that being a woman, having a husband and children, working and taking care of the house is really stressful. “As women, we take on family, we get the husband, we have the life, we have the children, we take care of the house, we also go to work, we can’t sleep at night because we are up with the kids,” the actress explained. “We have to do everything.”

Antonio Banderas Hospitalized Again?

It seems that things are not looking great for famous actor Antonio Banderas. According to the latest rumors, the star was hospitalized once again after dealing with chest pain. The star experienced severe chest pains about two months after suffering a cardiac episode, it has been claimed.

So, it has been revealed that the Hollywood actor was rushed to the hospital after experiencing similar symptoms with the ones dating back to two months ago. The actor is currently under treatment at Clinique de Genolier, in Switzerland. Fans definitely remember that in January, Antonio Banderas was rushed to the hospital with major heart scare. He was working out when the episode occurred.

Banderas, who is 56 years old, was initially under treatment at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, but he was later released from the medical facility after his situation improved. When doctors told him that he was in good condition, the actor went home. His hospitalization was at that time officially confirmed by a rep for the famous actor.

“We can confirm that last Thursday Antonio was admitted to the hospital after having experienced chest pains while exercising,” the representative of the actor said at that moment. “However, Antonio was released the same day after doctors performed a check-up which confirmed his good health,” he went on to add.

And it surely seemed that Antonio Banderas was doing better, as he was soon after seen in London enjoying a good time with his girlfriend, Nicole Kimpel. Still, some reports claimed that the famous actor was still not doing perfectly well, as Nicole was seen to be driving the car. It remains unknown for the moment if the rumors are true and how the actor is doing.

Furthermore, it has been claimed that it is not very clear if the famous actor would be able to attend an awards ceremony in Spain this week. The actor is expected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at this event. There were no official comments from the actor on this subject. Antonio Banderas has been living for two years now in the UK. He moved in 2015 in an impressive property in Surrey.