Jessica Alba rushed to hospital after stroke scare

Jessica Alba was rushed to the hospital after she feared she was having a stroke when her arm went numb.

According to BANG Showbiz, she told host Jimmy Kimmel on his show that she woke up in the middle of the night to find that her whole arm was numb, and she felt a cold sensation from the back of her neck up to the front.

"It was 2.30 in the morning and I woke up and my hand started to go numb. The whole entire thing went numb. 'It was dead, I couldn't move it," she said.

She also said she felt she couldn't move her face. The symptoms led the 31-year-old actress to fear that she was having a stroke when she looked up the symptoms online and saw that it was consistent with a stroke. She was then rushed to the hospital to get a CAT scan and an MRI.

There, doctors figured out that the symptoms were due to carpal tunnel syndrome, possibly developed from spending too much time on her computer.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a relatively common condition in which there is pressure on the median nerve - the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand - which can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers.