Goldie Hawn rose to fame in the 1960s on television’s Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and starred in such popular films as Private Benjamin, Cactus Flower, and First Wives Club. Now, after a 15-year hiatus from the big screen, she is making a comeback with the action comedy movie Snatched.
The 71-year-old actress sat down with People magazine to promote her new film, and while she was there she opened up about a scary moment in her life and how one simple prayer changed everything.
Hawn’s eldest son, Oliver Hudson, is now 40 years old and a successful actor in his own right, but when he was first born he gave his parents quite the scare.
Hawn was battling toxemia in the hospital, so it was a day and a half before she was even allowed to see her newborn son. When they wheeled her into the hospital room to see him, she was struck by how beautiful he was, but also knew that he was very sick and the situation was dire.
As she watched him lying there, sedated by doctors, she instinctively reached out and placed her hand on him, sending up a desperate prayer to God to save her precious son.
“Use me, use me,” she begged. “Come through me, use me to heal my son.”