If you thought Jennifer Lawrence would get tired of being awesome in interviews, with so many of them leading up to the Friday release of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” you would be wrong. Even after a trip to the hospital, Jen is in top form. Her version of it, at least.
Lawrence was a guest on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” a show where she’s given a pretty memorable interview before, when she revealed a medical scare. Lawrence skipped the press line at the Los Angeles premiere of “Catching Fire” Monday (November 18), because she wasn’t feeling well.
It turns out things were more serious anyone expected, because Lawrence ended up in the hospital. “I thought I had an ulcer,” she tells Dave, “and it turns out it was a fulcer.”
Elaborating on her ailment, maybe more than she should, Jen continues, “I had this really bad pain for like three weeks and you can only s*** your pants so many times a day before you, like, have to go to the emergency room.” If that’s not an excellent reason for going to the doctor, what is?
Lawrence isn’t exactly clear on what happened when she checked in, but there was some sort of procedure done. “I just did this this thing yesterday called an endoscop-something where they put me to sleep.”
Getting the anesthesia was a whole other experience for the Oscar winner. She remembers the nurse telling her to think of happy thoughts and places, but that wasn’t exactly what went down. “The last thing I said was, ‘I’m paralyzed!’ and just passed out,” she says.
When she woke back up, she told the nurse she dreamed of a nuclear bomb going off, but even that seems normal compared to what happened next.
“The first lucid conversation I remember having was about the Kardashians,” she recalls, “and then I put my hand on the anesthesiologists chest and said, ‘Will you please just promise me something? Will you promise me you’ll watch ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’?'”
As for what was actually wrong with Lawrence, the doctors weren’t able to figure it out. They checked her upper intestine, which was fine. “They say it’s either in my lower intestine or in my mind,” she admits. She’s going to give it another few weeks to see if it goes away before going back to the doctor, which seems like a terrible plan.