15 Celebrities Who Are Fighting Chronic Illnesses


An inveterate long lasting desease identification comes with various challenges for humans health , including an overall therapy and denigration . According to the CDC , 6 out of 10 American mature people have a minimun of one toxic inveterate condition and 4 out of 10 have two or extra.

Hollywood is not immune from this statistic of course , as too many celebrities have decided to share their chronicals related to their toxic health issue dealing with chronic desease on a daily basis , such as diabetes or multiple sclerosis in other words (abnormal hardening of body tissue) . Read bellow to know more concerning their moments of despair , belief , confidence , and everything in between .

15. Michael J. Fox

Parkinson’s disease

Michael J.Fox revealed his parkinson’s desease (which is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system -muscle function and speech-) in 1998 when he witnessed in front of the congress about knowledge and research for the condition and statut .

《 It took seven years between when I was diagnosed and when I went public with it 》Fox state on CBC sunday morning .
Since he has been on a crusade to support the invention of a remedy and ways to possibly prohibit more cases of such health situation .
His Michael J.Fox establishment gained a total of 800$ million in medical reseach till the moment and the number still increasing .

14. Selma Blair

Multiple sclerosis

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The actress first opened up about her diagnosis to MS , an abnormal hardening of body tissue , on instagram in october 2018 . She had noticed marks on her body for a fair period of time before .

Though Blair achknowledged that she had felt 《off 》for years , but now she walks arround with a cane in her hands and continues to be all frank and straighfroward about her inveterate desease highs and lows bravely on social media .

13. Dan Reynolds

Ankylosing spondylitis

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The imagine Dragons lead singer first felt 《debilitating》meaning a little bit of weaken and dampen , back pain eight years ago .《I couldn’t get on stage. I couldn’t move, I couldn’t sleep at night, I couldn’t perform without standing perfectly still. I couldn’t sit down for more than a half an hour.》 Dan said to PEOPLE .

After consulting with considerable doctors and getting zero reasonable answers about his health condition , Reynolds asked rheumatologist concerning AS , which is an inveterate desease state that causes joint inflammation , (Two of his siblings also have AS.) Eventually he has found some relief through practicing yoga and healthy eating program , and currently he is spreading awarness via This is AS Life Live , a web-based talk show.

12. Wendy Williams

Graves’ disease

《My thyroid has been totally catttwampus》, the talk show host said of her show in February 2018 , what she thought could be menopause or climacteric turned out to be a shape of hyperthyroidism (condition in which the thyroid gland is overactive) called Craves’desease , which gives her a sensation of extreme suffer from brain fog, irregular periods, eye twitching, and some other more .

11. Nick Jonas

Type 1 diabetes

Jonas is one of 1.25milion Americans living with type 1 diabetes . 《 This is truly incredible 》he state to at the Radio Disney music Awards in april 2017 .

《 These kids who are up here are all type 1 diabetes like myself…This is a disease I was diagnosed with when I was 13. It was a moment in my life when I was just getting ready to start making music with my brothers, and touring, and it was something I thought would slow me down before I even got started 》 

10. Bella Hadid

Lyme disease

《It starts with brain fog; for a while I couldn’t put sentences together 》Hadid daughter of yolanda , who also struggles with Lyme desease ( which is bacterial disease transmitted by deer ticks (characterized by a skin rash, swelling and fever, headache and arthritis-like symptoms) , told Glamour in August 2016 of her health strife .

《I’m really tired a lot. A few weeks ago I had a big campaign shoot that I had to reschedule. It’s hard, but I push through, because at the end of the day, if you’re not working, somebody else is. 》

9. Lil Wayne

Epilepsy

The rapper exposed his illness that he had Epilespy in March 2013 (which is a neurological disorder marked by sudden sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.) 《This wasn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh…I have had a bunch of seizures, you just never hear about them 》the rapper state to Power 106’s DJ Felli Fel.

8. Morgan Freeman

Fibromyalgia

« It’s the fibromyalgia, » through an interview with Esquire in July 2012.(which is basicaly a certain chronic pain and stiffness in the muscles and joints ) he also said « Up and down the arm. That’s where it gets so bad Excruciating.»

7. Kim Kardashian

Psoriasis

Kim has been dealing with the psoriasis desease for years (which is a long-lasting autoimmune health condition characterized by patches of abnormal skin. These skin patches are typically red, dry, itchy, and scaly ) 
《 I have been using this light—and I don’t wanna speak too soon because [the psoriasis] is almost gone — but I’ve been using this light [therapy] and my psoriasis is like 60 percent gone 》 she told PEOPLE in November 2017. 《 That’s wild because it hasn’t been gone in years. 》

6. George Clooney

Chronic pain

《It’s been along recovery 》Cloony said to The Hollywood Reporter in February 2012 and it was related to an accident he had that caused him the struggle with the chronic pain .《I had to accept that I’m going to beat this on a very different level, almost psychological.

I went to a pain-management guy whose idea was, « You can’t mourn for how you used to feel, because you’re never going to feel that way again. » Meaning, you wake up with the worst hangover ever, and that’s your day, and you have to come to terms with it. 》

5. Winnie Harlow

Vitiligo

Vitiligois a longterm skin condition characterized by patches of the skin losing their pigment. The patches of skin affected become white and usually have sharp margins. 《Im, not a « vitiligo sufferer » 》 she captioned an Instagram picture in 2018.

《 I’m not a ‘Vitiligo model.’ I am Winnie. I am a model. And « I » happen to have Vitiligo. Stop putting these titles on me or anyone else. I AM NOT SUFFERING! If anything I’m SUCCEEDING at showing people that their differences don’t make them WHO they are! 》 

4. Anthony Anderson

Type 2 diabetes

Anthony Anderson was first Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2001 《There are a lot of hurdles to jump over when it comes to diabetes 》 the BLAKISH actor state to Parade in 2017 . 《 It’s about taking it serious first and foremost and getting real and being diligent about what you need to do to manage the disease.

It takes time and it takes a plan but once you have a plan in order it’s about making healthier choices, getting active, and staying diligent on the program your doctors put you on.》 

3. Lady Gaga

Fibromyalgia

《In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal with #Fibromyalgia 》shared a tweet in september 2017 , meaning she was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2017 (which is a health condition characterized by chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure) .

《 i wish to help raise awarness & connect people who have it 》 . Fibromyalgia causes widespread muscle pain including tiredness to a degree that normal activities are affected, sleep problems and troubles with memory. 

2. Selena Gomez

Lupus

Gomez announced to the world in 2015 that she has Lupus , which is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in many parts of the body . In Gomez’s case Lupus causes a huge harm to her kidney , and she undergo a kidney transplant on 2017 .
《Maybe I wasn’t necessarily really good at knowing what that meant so it actually got to a point where it was life-or-death》state Gomez at the Lupus Research Alliance’s Breaking Through Gala in New York City , based on E! News report . 《Thankfully, one of my best friends gave me her kidney and it was the ultimate gift of life. And I am doing quite well now. 》 

1. Sarah Hyland

Kidney dysplasia 

Hyland had kidney dysplasia , it is a condition in which the internal structures of one or both of a fetus kidneys do not develop normally while in the womb , she undergo a kidney transplant in 2012 and then she had another one in 2017 after her body decline the first transplant .

《For those who are chronically ill and in chronic pain: Have you had the experience of doctors not listening to you? If so, how do you not tear their heads off with your bare hands? 》 she tweeted in March.

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