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Celebrities with Chronic Diseases

We’ve always wanted us and people around us to be healthy and safe, not including the enemies. But our favourite actors are more than just other people, they become family to us.

Here are some of the members of the big Hollywood family suffering with different chronic disorders,

  1. Michael J. Fox: Parkinson’s Disease

The teen idol, TV and movie actor, author and producer, is known for starring in iconic movies like, ‘Back to the future’ and TV series like ‘Family Ties.He won many Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Award and many others for his spectacular performances throughout.

He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in his 30’s. Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the brain, which affects your walking and motor abilities.

He waited seven years before going public about his disease. Brave, we must say!

  1. Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Celiac disease

The famous Tv show host, and co host of ABC’s ‘The View’, had an amazing journey of ups and downs throughout her career. She has struggled with Celiac Disease for more than a decade now.

Celiac disease is the disorder of digesting food, due to the hypersensitivity of small intestine to gluten, present in barley.

“No matter what I ate, I would soon be doubled over with cramps, awful indigestion, diarrhea – or all of the above simultaneously, Hasselbeck told the Daily News.

That’s just sad.

  1. Halle Berry: Diabetes

She is known for her extraordinary acting skills, and unbelievable performances. She had won Oscar for her performance in ‘Monster’s Ball ’, which clearly indicates the amount of talent she possesses. She was diagnosed with diabetes in early 20’s. Imagine, she was just in her 20’s!

She was misdiagnosed to have Type 1 diabetes, reported in 2007. But now, she is shown to have type 2 diabetes, and manages to fight it, with a healthy life style and proper diet.

  1. Nick Cannon: Lupus

The host of ‘America’s Got Talent’, comedian, a film star and much more, awarded the Kid’s choice award for favourite TV actor. He had been reported to have Lupus that affect his kidneys, in his early 30’s after he had his kidney disorder.

Lupus is any of the various diseases which cause inflammation in the skin, joints or other organs. Right now, treatments are in progress to control the symptoms of the disease to its most.

  1. Kim Kardashian: Psoriasis

The gorgeous diva, who is also a socialite, and a media –Tv personality. She is also known to have shown her acting skills in movies like’ Disaster Movie’ , ‘Deep in the Valley’ etc.

On an episode of her TV show, in 2011, she was diagnosed with this awful disease, Psoriasis.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, which is basically when the immune system attacks its own cells, instead of foreign invaders. The skin disorder leads to red patches on the skin with silvery patches.

God, Why?

  1. Bret Michaels: Heart Disease

The musician, actor, director and also a reality Tv star gained fame because of his metal band, Poison. He was the former lead vocalist of the band, and it got so popular that 15 million records were sold alone in US. In 2010, he had a mini stroke due to a hole in his heart.  Doctor’s did their part in saving him from another stroke. They put an artificial catheter into a vein that goes in his groin, which also had a device to guide the flow of blood between two chambers of his heart.


  1. Montel Williams: Multiple Sclerosis

Celebrities with Chronic Diseases

He was a daytime talk show host, an actor and a television personality. He went public about his diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 1999.

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.

My primary symptom is pain,” Williams told Oprah Winfrey on her talk show in 2009. “I’ve got pain from my shins to my feet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and it’s been there for the last 10 years.”

  1. Hugo Weaving: Epilepsy

Not him, dude!

Our beloved, also known as Elrond of The Lord of the Rings, has never disappointed us with his spectacular performances in epic movies like, Matrix, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.  He was 13 years old when he was diagnosed of the disease.

Epilepsy basically affects your mental and physical functions.

He has been on medications since he was diagnosed, said an article in 2003.


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