Maria Bello Left Hospitalized After Infection

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June 22, 2014 | 6:25pm EST

Actress Maria Bello was hospitalized last year after contracting a parasitic infection in Haiti.
The Coyote Ugly star was taking part in a charity mission when she was left bedridden for months.
She says, “I had a parasite last summer right in my bum… I work in Haiti and Africa and something just built up after all those years… all these parasites.”
In a post on her page last summer, the actress, who is penning a memoir after landing a publishing deal with HarperCollins, wrote, “I had a dreadful parasite from all my travels, and I am so very grateful to all at St Johns Hospital, (and other fabulous doctors I am fortunate to know) as well as beloved family and friends who helped me get over this. Health is truly our greatest gift. Stay healthy all.”