A humanitarian, producer, actor and political activist, Danny Glover is known for his roles in Lethal Weapon, The Color Purple and his ambitious fight against AIDS.
Born on July 22, 1946, Glover has lived his life in the spotlight since he started his acting career in his late 20s. With numerous awards and nominations, Danny Glover has also paved a legendary career outside the actor’s studio–all done despite his health struggles in his younger years.
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During his childhood and early adult life, Glover suffered from epilepsy. It wasn’t until 1977, when he made the decision to have a breakthrough with this brain disorder.
Glover claims he had his first seizure at the age of 15, and could tell it was coming on because of an unbearable noise he would hear. This noise may be referred to as an aura, or warning sign.
“Eventually, I could recognize it happening. Then I could say, wherever I was, ‘Something is happening to me. Please grab me. Please hold me. I’m about to have a seizure,’“ Glover writes in a blog
While doing a play at his San Francisco community theater, he sensed he was about to have a seizure. As he proceeded to the theater’s basement he said to himself, “I will not have this seizure, I will…