Keira Knightley Reveals She Caught Pleurisy Due to Overwork

Keira Knightley caught the lung problem through overwork but ignored it as she thought she had just hurt a rib
Keira Knightley Reveals She Caught Pleurisy Due to Overwork
Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley caught pleurisy through overworking.

The A Dangerous Method actress was struck by the lung problem last year - characterised by a pain when sufferers breathe - but at the time thought she had just hurt one of her ribs.

She said: "You do period films and you get some sort of weird archaic disease. And I didn't realise, so I went on for another month. I just stupidly never went to a doctor. I was rehearsing for this play and then I found in rehearsals it got so bad that I couldn't stand up any more. And they said: 'Please, can you go to the doctor?' "

The 27-year-old star has since turned to yoga to help keep her limber and functioning, but that has also resulted in a few injuries.

She told the Australian edition of Harper's Bazaar magazine: "My body at the end of last year was breaking and I thought, 'I've really got to try and do something'. I've been trying to get myself into gear. I've been doing yoga, but I've already got injuries - from yoga."

Keira's most recent role was in an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel Anna Karenina, in which she played the lead, a role which she described as the "hardest thing I have done to date," leaving her glad to let off some steam in the bar afterward.

She added: "I'm s**t at karaoke, but on occasion [I like] a bit of karaoke. A good dance is necessary as well."

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