In a video originally posted to her Instagram that went viral on Twitter over a year later, Canadian actress Jennifer Gibson revealed that she was suffering from Bell’s palsy two weeks after taking the vaccine, before going on to say she would take the shot again.
Gibson first posted the video to Instagram in July 2021 and it was actually filmed on May 11, but it received little attention until going viral on Twitter last night, and has already received millions of views on different versions of the clip.
“This is not a video that I wanted to make, and it’s kinda hard to make, cause as I’m watching myself, I see what I’m gonna say,” a a visibly upset Gibson says on camera.
The left side of Gibson’s face is clearly paralyzed, a condition she subsequently revealed to be Bell’s palsy.
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“So I got it about two weeks after getting my vaccine and I had a rough go with the vaccine, and I guess still am,” Gibson remarked.
“But I have to say that I would do it again because it’s what we have to do to see people,” she said.
“I don’t know why I’m making this video but here’s my worse smile,” Gibson said before ending the video smiling with half of her face paralyzed.
In a message posted to her Instagram page accompanying the video, Gibson wrote, “I’ve had many people follow this page after their own #diagnosis, so I’m sharing this video hoping it gives them optimism. My symptoms got worse after this video, I was considered a severe case, and I am almost back to ‘normal’. (Whatever that is…) I didn’t see any improvement for about a month and I got really discouraged, so I hope this can help someone.”
The actress posted numerous other photos to her Instagram page urging people to wear masks and take vaccines.