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Top 10 Celebrities with Chronic Illnesses

They may be beautiful, rich and famous, but the fact is that the celebrities are also human. So, in some parts of life, they can also suffer from dangerous health complications. In the previous post, we had talked about celebrities who fought against cancer, and now we’ll discuss the top 10 celebrities with chronic illnesses.

10. Nick Cannon: Lupus

Nick Cannon, the host of “America’s Got Talent” and Mariah Carey’s main squeeze, has sufferef from lupus that badly impacted his kidneys. Later on, the 31-year-old actor was diagnosed. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that damages on or more parts of the skin, joints and body organs. Its symptoms vary from type-to-type.

Celebrities with Chronic Illnesses

9. Bret Michaels: Heart Disease

In 2010, Bret Michaels, a reality television celebrity, and former singer, had to suffer with a mini-stroke that led to a hole in his heart. The doctors inserted a catheter into one of the veins of his groin, and guided a device up into his cardiac system, where it not stays permanently to stop abnormal blood circulation. Transient ischemic stroke, also known as mini-stroke, is caused by a blood clot.

Celebrities with Chronic Illnesses

8. Montel Williams: Multiple Sclerosis

It is said that during 1999, the morning talk show host, Montel Williams was diagnosed for multiple sclerosis, an illness that damages the cells of brain and spinal cord. During her talk show in 2009, she said that the primary symptom was pain from shins to her feet, which remained all the time.

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7. Jillian Michaels: polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis

The famous fitness celebrity, Jillian Michaels has suffered from polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis. Polycystic ovary syndrome appears due to the abnormalities in sex hormones of a woman. Michaels was, however, cured for both of the diseases.

Celebrities with Chronic Illnesses

6. Hugo Weaving: Epilepsy

The famous actor, Hugo Weaving, who is known for his acting in the movies like “The Matrix” and “Lord of the Rings”, was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 13. Since that day, he is on medication, according to reports. Epilepsy is a health complication that becomes the reason of seizures affecting the victim’s mental and physical functions.

Celebrities with Chronic Illnesses

5. Marcia Cross: Migraines

Marcia Cross, at the age of 14, suffered from severe migraines. She is the star of “Desperate Housewives”. For many years, she had to suffer from painful headaches, and visual aura, which is the symptom of the disease. Even after she was treated, she still sees the symptoms of it every now and then.

Celebrities with Chronic Illnesses

4. Michael J. Fox: Parkinson’s Disease

Mega television and movie star, Michael J. Fox, who is known for his movie “Back to the Future,” was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 30 in 1991. He had to wait about seven years before he could go public with his diagnosis. He admits to had bad days with the disease.

Celebrities with Chronic Illnesses

3. Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Celiac disease

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” has struggled with celiac disease. This is a condition that can destroy the lining of the small intestine, and prevents the body from properly absorbing the foods and minerals. The talk show host had to tolerate the painful digestive condition for years.

Celebrities with Chronic Illnesses

2. Halle Berry: Diabetes

Oscar winning actress, Halle Berry was diagnosed with diabetes in 1989. She was only 22 years old when she got the disease. At that time, she was busy in her project of television show, “Living Dolls”. During 2007, Berry claimed to have gotten rid of the disease. She said that she had Type 2 diabetes.

Celebrities with Chronic Illnesses

1. Kim Kardashian: Psoriasis

The bold, hot, and extremely sexy, Kim Kardashian, found red, flaky patches on her legs in 2011. The “Keeping up with the Kardashians” star was diagnosed with psoriasis during an episode of her reality show on television. This is an autoimmune disease that leads the immune system to function abnormally.

Celebrities with Chronic Illnesses

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