In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Jolie revealed that she developed Bell’s Palsy, in addition to hypertension, in 2016.
The condition, which she tells the publication she has since recovered from, caused one side of her face to droop as a result of damage to facial nerves. “Sometimes women in families put themselves last,” she says, “until it manifests itself in their own health.”
The star also shared that after undergoing a preventative double mastectomy, reconstructive surgery and later her ovaries removed – she immediately experiences menopause.
The 43-year-old actress quipped that she experienced menopause during a very difficult time in her life as her highly publicised marriage with Brad Pitt broke down last year.
“I can’t tell if it’s menopause or if it’s just been the year I’ve had.”
Jolie spoke to the publication as she is the cover star for their September issue.
This article previously appeared on WHO.