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Anna Paquin walks red carpet with cane after ‘difficult’ health issues affected mobility, speech

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Anna Paquin walked a red carpet with a cane Wednesday while dealing with undisclosed health issues.

The “Piano” star appeared to be in good spirits as she posed for photos at the New York City premiere of her new film, “A Bit of Light.”

Paquin, 41, held the black walking stick in her right hand while standing both by herself and alongside her husband, Stephen Moyer, who directed the movie.

Anna Paquin posing on a carpet
Anna Paquin walked a red carpet with a cane after revealing her health issues. AFF-USA/Shutterstock
Anna Paquin posing with a cane
The “Piano” star smiled for photos at the “A Bit of Light” premiere. Getty Images

The Oscar winner wore a black long-sleeve minidress with a mock turtleneck and sharp shoulder pads. She pulled her hair back in a sleek updo and accessorized the look with black tights and heels.

While Paquin has not shared the cause of her Health struggles, she told People at the event that the past two years have been “difficult.”

“It hasn’t been easy,” she said.

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer posing
Paquin was also photographed with her husband, Stephen Moyer. Getty Images
Anna Paquin posing for photos
She said the past two years have been “difficult.” Dave Allocca / StarPix
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer posing together
“It hasn’t been easy,” she said of her mobility and speech issues. Getty Images

A source later told the magazine that the actress “will hopefully make a full recovery.”


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Paquin also gushed about working with Moyer, 54, and having him as a support system.

“He’s my favorite person to play with,” she said. “I’m not sentimental when it comes to work.”

Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer posing together
The Oscar winner thanked Moyer for his support. Kristin Callahan/Shutterstock
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer posing together
She last walked a red carpet — without a cane — in October 2022. PA Images via Getty Images

The “True Blood” alum has not walked a red carPet since October 2022 at the Raindance Film Festival. She posed for photos with Moyer then, too, but notably did not use a cane.

The couple tied the knot in 2010 and share 11-year-old twins: daughter Poppy and son Charlie.

A rep for Paquin didn’t return Page Six’s request for comment.

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