Former 'Bachelorette' Trista Sutter Hospitalized on Her Family Vacation

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We love checking up on the original Bachelorette, but it sounds like she just had quite the scare. While on vacation with her family, Trista Sutter was hospitalized after a seizure, and the story of what happened to her is pretty terrifying.


According to Trista's Instagram post, the seizure happened last week while she and her family were visiting Croatia. She didn't get into the specifics, but she did share a photo of herself in the hospital -- and how scared she and everyone in her family were when she unexpectedly collapsed.


Trista wrote in her caption: 

"This was me yesterday... two hours after I had a seizure... two hours after I fell on my daughter's chest & she watched, along with her brother & grandparents, in confusion & horror as her mommy stared blankly off into the distance & started turning blue... two hours after we were supposed to have an adventure. An adventure to one of the most beautiful National Parks in Europe. Instead I ended up in a euphoric white dream that the voices of my husband and daughter pulled me from and I ended up in a Croatian hospital being poked and prodded and wondering 'why me?'" 

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But knowing Trista, it's not surprising at all that she's putting a positive spin on something so scary. Later in her caption, she added how this event has changed her perspective on life. She wrote: 

"I've never been perfect and I never will be, but from here on out I vow to try my best to live this life to the fullest. To embrace gratitude and the lessons I wrote about over 3 years ago with a newly acquired perspective. To stress less. To love more. To listen. Be kind. Spread joy. To be a better version of myself as a wife, mother, sister, cousin, niece, aunt, neighbor, daughter, and friend."

How inspiring. And even better, it seems like Trista is doing fine -- and she's not letting her illness ruin her vacation. Her posts after the one above have been full of smiles from her and her children as they explore Croatia, and we're so glad to see it. We can't even imagine how scared she must have been.

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