The wife of action hero Chuck Norris went through a troubling medical ordeal that she claims was because of the MRIs she had.
Norris and his wife Gena spoke with Sharyl Attkisson for this weekend's edition of "Full Measure" and said their research pointed to one thing: a toxic heavy metal called gadolinium, which is administered before an MRI, made her sick.
"I just heard that still small voice deep inside of me that said, 'Gena, your body is dying,'" she said. "And I walked out of the bathroom and he just took one look at me and he knew; 'I'm about to lose my wife.'"
Chuck Norris added, "I saw death in her eyes. I saw her dying and I said, 'you know, I've got to do something.'"
Gena Norris said it felt like she was "burning all over" during a nearly weeklong stay in the hospital sometime after the three MRIs she had in 2013 to evaluate her rheumatoid arthritis. The couple eventually discovered that the chemical agent patients are given before an MRI can linger in some people's bodies, causing the issues she experienced.
"I can take her anywhere in the world, I'm blessed enough to have the money to do that, but where do I take her?" Chuck Norris said regarding what he was thinking at the time.
"It's the helpless feeling, you know, 'cause I'm kind of a take-charge guy, and then here I have something where I cannot do anything and it was horrifying. I just thank God that we were able to weather it and that she did get better and I got my wife back."
The FDA told "Full Measure" it is looking into reports of complications due to gadolinium.
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