Pauley Perrette, a former NCIS star, has opened up about having suffered a stroke last year.
On the one-year anniversary of her health emergency, the actress, best known for playing fan-favorite character Abby Sciuto on CBS's popular procedural, took to social media.
"It's 9/2. I had a major epiphany a year ago. I've lost so many dear friends and loved ones, and daddy and then Cousin Wayne," she wrote in a tweet.
"I'm still a survivor after this harrowing life I've been given so far. And still so grateful, still so full of faith, and STILL HERE!"
The actress also shared a video in which she directly addresses her followers, claiming that this was not the first time she was left fearing for her life.
"Oh my God, it's September 2nd, it's the one-year anniversary since I had a stroke, and I'm still here," Perrette said in a video.
"Yes, I'm still here again, but how many times do I cheat death?"
The actress claims she "almost died from a hair dye allergy" and is a survivor of domestic abuse and assault.
Her confession was backed by her followers, who expressed their condolences to Perrette. On NCIS, they say, "You are not in our company."
Perrette has left the series and her forensic scientist character behind in 2018. She has since star in the 2020 series Broke, which also stars Jane the Virgin star Jaime Camil and Natasha Leggero.
In May 2020, the CBS sitcom was canceled after only one season, with Perrette revealing her retirement from acting just months later.
Seasons 1-19 of NCIS are now available on Disney+ in the United Kingdom.