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Sharon Stone Says She Lost Half Her Money to ‘Banking Thing’ | Entrepreneur

Sharon Stone received a standing ovation after giving an emotional speech on the Women’s Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) fundraiser An Unforgettable Evening. Nominated for an Oscar Basic instinct the actress paid tribute to other honorees on the event and spoke about her health struggles, encouraging those present to support WCRF.

Fox Business she notes that Stone underwent breast reconstruction surgery in 2001 after doctors removed benign tumors that she later discovered were large fibroids requiring more surgery. The 65-year-old actress has also opened up about her health issues in her diary, The fantastic thing about life twice, including the incontrovertible fact that she had one and a half times more breast tissue removed than initially reported. At the WCRF event, she shared a poignant moment about her hairdresser – who did her hair after receiving her first chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer – after which tearfully urged the gang to donate extra money to the cause.

Although she didn’t provide many details, Hollywood reporter he emphasized Stone’s confession that she “just lost half my money over this banking case.” She was probably referring to the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and the following turmoil in financial markets. A California-based bank that mainly catered to tech start-ups was shut down by regulators on March 10 after a liquidity crisis. The government has since announced plans to provide customers access to their funds.

Stone also spoke concerning the recent passing of her brother Patrick Stone, 57, who died of heart disease: “My brother just passed away,” she said, “and that doesn’t suggest I’m not here. This is just not a simple time for any of us. It’s a tricky time on this planet, but I’m telling you what, I don’t desire some politician telling me what I can and may’t do. How I can and can’t live and what the worth of my life is and is just not. So stand up. Stand up and say what you are value. I dare. That’s what courage is.

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