Sharon Stone's 2001 brain aneurysm and her father's 2002 cancer troubles have helped bring the actress' family closer together.

The BASIC INSTINCT star claims the health crises which almost killed her and her dad were blessings in disguise because it gave her, her sister KELLY and brothers MICHAEL and PATRICK a true sense of family.

Stone explains, "It totally healed my relationship with my father and my family. We all decided that we each had an assignment when my dad was in the hospital.

"One person did the doctor's appointments, one did the groceries, one person took care of the housing for everyone."

07/07/2004 08:56