Naomie Harris committed to healthy living after childhood scoliosis trauma

James Bond sidekick Naomie Harris has pledged never to abuse her body after battling severe scoliosis as a child.
The Spectre star is all about good health after struggling with the skeletal disease, which causes the spine to curl into an ‘S’ or ‘C’ shape.
“Around age 11, I was diagnosed with scoliosis,” she tells Shape magazine. “The progression of the disease became severe in my teens, and I needed an operation. Doctors inserted a metal rod down my spine. I spent a month in the hospital recovering and had to learn how to walk again. It was really traumatic.
“I saw kids in the hospital with scoliosis so advanced that they would never be able to stand properly. I felt really lucky. Since then, I have always appreciated the gift of a healthy body.”
To maintain her health, Naomie meditates daily, exercises five times a week at Pilates classes or in a swimming pool, and she doesn’t drink alcohol or coffee.
“I don’t abuse my body,” she shares. “Health is the greatest thing you can have.”