Keira Knightley caught pleurisy
Keira Knightley caught pleurisy through over working.
The ‘A Dangerous Method’ actress was struck by the lung problem last year – characterised by a pain when sufferers breathe – but at the time thought she had just hurt one of her ribs.
She said: “You do period films and you get some sort of weird archaic disease.
“And I didn’t realise, so I went on for another month. I just stupidly never went to a doctor.
“I was rehearsing for this play and then I found in rehearsals it got so bad that I couldn’t stand up any more.”
“And they said: ‘Please, can you go to the doctor?’ “
The 27-year-old star has since turned to yoga to help keep her limber and functioning, but that has also resulted in a few injuries.
She told the Australian edition of Harper’s Bazaar magazine: “My body at the end of last year was breaking and I thought, ‘I’ve really got to try and do something’.
“I’ve been trying to get myself into gear. I’ve been doing yoga, but I’ve already got injuries – from f***ing yoga.”
Keira’s most recent role was in an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel ‘Anna Karenina’, in which she played the lead, a role which she described as the “hardest thing I have done to date,” leaving her glad to let off some steam in the bar afterward.
She added: “I’m s**t at karaoke, but on occasion [I like] a bit of karaoke. A good dance is necessary as well. Gin makes me cry though; I’m a vodka girl.”
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