Brigitte Bardot suffers breathing issues as first responders rush to her home
Emergency responders swiftly arrived at the residence of the iconic former sex symbol Brigitte Bardot on Wednesday after she experienced breathing difficulties.
Bardot’s spouse, Bernard d’Ormale, confirmed the incident and provided further details shortly after it occurred at their home in Saint-Tropez.
“Around 9 a.m., Brigitte had difficulty breathing,” he informed the local outlet Var-matin, noting that the ambulances in the southern region of France initially went to the wrong address.
“[Her breathing] was more intense than usual, but she did not lose consciousness. Let’s consider it a momentary respiratory distraction.”
D’Ormale added that once the firefighters arrived, they administered oxygen to Bardot, who is 88 years old, and stayed with her for a period of time.
“Like all individuals of a certain age, she can no longer tolerate the heat,” he explained. “It happens when you’re 88 years old. She mustn’t exert herself unnecessarily.”
TheFantasyTimes has reached out to representatives for Bardot for further comment.
Many recognize Bardot as one of the most sought-after actresses of the 1950s and 1960s. However, she withdrew from the public eye in 1973, shortly before turning 40.
In the years since, the French activist has devoted her life to animal protection, but she has also become a controversial figure in the process.
Bardot was recently fined for inciting racial hatred after referring to the inhabitants of the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion as “degenerate savages.”
“The indigenous people have preserved their savage genes,” she wrote in an open letter to the prefect of Réunion in 2019, accusing the islanders of mistreating animals.