Almost six years ago, while working on the show Boston Legal, Candice Bergen suffered a stroke. She told New York Magazine that she did not want people to know about the stroke and only took two weeks off from filming the show before going back to work. She thinks that if people know she had a stroke they would be less likely to hire her. She did say she has lingering effects from the stroke and that her memory is not what it used to be. She almost did not take her current role on Broadway because she was afraid she would not be able to remember her lines.
I understand the need and desire to want to keep things private, but Candice is working all the time and I think the more she shares and shows others who have had a stroke that it does not need to slow you down and you can live a perfectly normal life that it can only make those people feel better.