After opening up on TV, Michele says friends and family members started sharing their own medical questions. "I was very surprised that a lot of people had the similar question, and they were afraid to ask it," she says. "It did open up dialogue. It was very important for me, very empowering to actually have asked the question. It opened up my eyes that I need to take my health seriously."
In 2008, Michele started having other health issues. When she went to see a doctor, she says she was very honest about her symptoms. "I ended up having a diagnosis that required brain surgery," she says. "So these shows are very important."