Sharon Stone: I Died! It Was Weird!

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Sharon Stone is alive, well and beautiful.

But the actress claims this wasn't always the case.

Sharon Stone Closer Cover

She says in a new interview that she wasn't always alive.

“I feel that I did die,” the actress says in a cover story published by Closer.

She's referencing an incident from 2001 during which Stone suffered a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage. And she's saying it actually killed her.

For a brief period of time, at least.

What happened while she was no longer with us?

“This kind of giant vortex of light was upon me and - poof! I sort of took off into this glorious, white light," she explains.

Sounds... nice, doesn't it?

Especially the next part of Stone's alleged experience on The Other Side:

“I started to see and be met by some of my friends … people who were very, very dear to me [who had died]. I had a real journey with this that took me to places both here and beyond."

Sharon Stone on the Red Carpet

Stone says the entire thing was "very fast."

"Whoosh!" she exclaims to the publication. "Suddenly, I was back. I was back in my body."

Stone has since recovered, having spent two years following the scary incident learning to walk and talk again.

And, despite her brush with death - or perhaps because of it? - the former Basic Instinct actress says she no longer lives in fear of dying.

She has an idea of what it will be look and she finds it to be almost beautiful.

Sharon Stone Pic

Stone actually considers lucky. She's thankful she went through this experience, as frightening as it was at the time.

Here's why:

“I get not to be afraid of dying and I get to tell other people that it’s a fabulous thing and death is a gift.

"When death becomes you, as it will, it’s a glorious beautiful thing. I had an incredible sense of well-being and a sense that it’s just so near.

"Death - it’s very near and very safe. It’s not a far away or scary thing.”

Pretty amazing, huh?

Did Stone really die? Did she really see some kind of light and see her friends and feel as comforted as she claims she did here?

We have no idea. No one can have any idea, that's the thing.

You can choose to believe her or choose not to believe her, but we must ask:

Why would anyone choose not to? Doesn't it feel far better to think this really happened and to think this is what will happen to all of us when we pass along?

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