Monica Lierhaus barely survived a brain operation eleven years ago. Today she regrets the procedure – and would probably make a different decision.
Monica Lierhaus, 50, is this year’s patron of the toy collection campaign for children in need in Hamburg and for children from refugee families. On Friday (October 16, 2020) she gave the go-ahead for the charity campaign, which is organized by the Hamburg city cleaning service, among others. On the sidelines of the event, she raved about her family, who have been a great support to her in difficult times and to this day.
Monica Lierhaus: “My family gives me strength”
Monica Lierhaus knows what it means to be dependent on help, as she explains in an interview with RTL on site: “I am much more dependent on help today than I used to be. I have virtually lost my independence. And that was the most important thing for me to be independent, “says Lierhaus. In 2009 the TV presenter was diagnosed with an aneurysm while preparing for an eye operation. There were complications with the removal, Lierhaus had to be put into an artificial coma for months. Then she fought her way back into life and was in front of the camera again.
Monica Lierhaus regrets the procedure
In the interview she still says: “I would probably not do this operation again with what I know today. And I don’t think anyone can blame me for that.” When asked, she adds: “Because life has not changed in the best way for me.” But when it comes to one topic, she shines: “My family gives me strength. And my dog Paulina. Things give me strength,” says Monica Lierhaus.