Angelina Jolie reveals Bell’s palsy diagnosis

Angelina Jolie has revealed that she developed Bell’s palsy last year, which is a paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of your face.

In an interview with Vanity FairJolie said that she developed Bell’s palsy, in addition to hypertension, as a result of damage to facial nerves, causing one side of her face to droop.

“Sometimes women in families put themselves last,” she said. “Until it manifests itself in their own health.”

After having a preventative double mastectomy, reconstructive surgery and later her ovaries removed, she says she immediately went into menopause.

“I can’t tell if it’s menopause or if it’s just been the year I’ve had,” Jolie joked about how the past year has taken a toll on her.

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