Former child star Raven-Symoné is best known by one generation as the cute and loveable Olivia from The Cosby Show. She’s known by another generation for the role of Raven Baxter on the Disney Channel television hit series That’s So Raven (2003–2007), for which she was nominated for numerous accolades.
Raven is all grown up now and is producing, directing, and revealing a lot about herself and others.
She and her wife Miranda Pearman-Maday have been asking the burning questions on episodes of their new joint podcast “The Best Podcast Ever.” Recently, the actress stated, “I had two breast reductions and lipo before I turned 18.”
“I remember waking up and seeing everything… and then I just started to have this dry mouth and couldn’t breathe and went back under,'” Symoné shared on the podcast.
“Just knowing that the reason I opened my eyes and couldn’t swallow or breathe was because I was having a seizure, remembering that moment but not remembering the seizure… still freaks me out.”
Seizures Following the Surgery
Raven-Symoné shocked listeners when she stated she had a medical scare during one of the procedures.
“That first one that I had, I actually had a seizure when I woke up from the surgery. I remember waking up and seeing everything. I was like, nah. I started to have this dry mouth and couldn’t breathe, and then [I woke up] they were like they were like, ‘You had a seizure.'”
She said the memory of the seizure “still freaks” her out a little bit, and that she carried both physical and emotional scars from that period in her life.
“It was just a mess, being that young, and the pain of it all, honey. I disassociated, so the recovery was a little painful. I had scars, I still have scar tissue to this day. I gained weight after and had to go back for a quick little bit more out because they were still too big,” Raven-Symoné continued.