Jane Fonda Left Hollywood Because of Menopause

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Jane Fonda told Oprah on Wednesday that she left Hollywood for 15 years because of the bid bad M! Menopause had gotten her so "unhappy" that she could no longer act. In talking with Winfrey on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Fonda said she used the time to concentrate on her activist work and work on her marriage with then-hubby Ted Turner.

"I felt so awful as a woman and I can't be creative if I feel bad, so I just said, 'I'm gonna leave Hollywood and be an environmental activist full time,' and then Ted came along" Fonda revealed.
 
The former aerobics queen admitted that menopause made her feel so horrible that she could barely eat, talk loudly, or walk quickly. “I had to listen to very soft, soothing music… I was very very vulnerable,” said Fonda.
 
"I thought, 'Well, if it's hormonal I'd have hot flashes… It's a really, really hard time; you have the hormonal shifts and you're not quite sure who you are anymore or what you're supposed to become and I basically was having a nervous breakdown,” the actress expressed.

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