You might suppose that most celebrities enjoy a bright and comfortable life. But they also have health problems like other ordinary people. Here are some A-listers who fight against diseases and play essential roles in helping the public aware of these chronic conditions.
1. Michael J. Fox
In 1991, Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. However, the public didn't know the info until 1998. Fox created the Michael J. Fox Foundation to support the research into treating Parkinson's. Even today, he is trying everything to raise money and find a cure. Good luck to him.
2. Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson suffers from Hepatitis C, which can lead to liver cancer and cirrhosis. She was infected because she shared the same tattoo needle with her ex-husband Tommy Lee. Unfortunately, though Lee had already known his condition, he didn't say anything before getting married. Thank god, Anderson was cured of Hepatitis C in 2015.
3. Halle Berry
Halle Berry has Type 2 Diabetes, meaning her body is unable to produce enough insulin to process sugar into energy. Due to this condition, she chronically feels tired. Berry has to inject insulin every day and keep to a special diet to control her disorder.
4. Tom Hanks
Being the same as Halle Berry, Tom Hanks also has Type 2 Diabetes. Some people suppose that he has sacrificed his health for different screen roles. After learning that he must get back to his high school weight, he chooses to live with this chronic condition.
Being a gorgeous singer with a long-standing reputation, Cher is always regarded as an indestructible woman. However, she has had myalgic encephalomyelitis since 1991. Chronic fatigue syndrome is another name for this disease, causing intense and prolonged fatigue in people. As a busy and active singer, Cher has suffered many hardships but has never given up!
6. Gisele Bündchen
To our surprise, as the incarnation of grace, Gisele Bündchen suffers from panic attacks due to anxiety and depression. The rapid pace of life and high expectations trap her and give her too much mental pressure. She tries to solve her problem by doing yoga, dieting, and taking more time for herself.
7. Kim Kardashian
Although Kim Kardashian is posh on the screen, she is not perfect. She suffers from the skin condition psoriasis, an autoimmune disease causing the skin to break out in scaly patches or raised bumps. This disease can't be cured, but some treatments are available.
8. George Clooney
Clooney is a highly dedicated and respectable actor who lost 28 pounds for his newest movie, The Midnight Sky. Unfortunately, he suffered from pancreatitis, probably because of the rapid weight loss. It's uncertain what effect the disease may have on him since different people usually have different reactions.
9. Alec Baldwin
It's a little known fact to the public, but Alec Baldwin suffers from chronic Lyme disease, which has similar symptoms to chronic fatigue syndrome. Although the actor seldom mentions his health condition, he is also very annoyed at the disease.
10. Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman has struggled with skin cancer on four different occasions. Although he always keeps a big bright smile in public, his bitter experience is shocking and humbling. Jackman attributes the cause of the disease to never wearing sunscreen growing up as an Australian.
11. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez has lupus, an autoimmune disease. To treat her lupus symptoms, the pop singer moved into a rehab facility in 2015 to receive chemotherapy. Now she has already recovered but still struggles with fatigue and other minor chronic illnesses. We hope she can take care of herself and keep healthy.
Recently, singer Halsey admitted that she struggles with bipolar disorder. Her album title, Manic, came from her mental struggles, which have accompanied her since she was a teenager. Halsey speaks out against the negative rumors surrounding the illness and hopes others can consider empathy.
13. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has synovitis, an inflammation of the synovial membrane, which is the soft tissue between the joint capsule and the joint cavity. This disease can cause excruciating joint pain and has become a huge drag for the dancing queen. But Gaga is a strong warrior and overcomes the difficulties on a daily basis.
14. Gigi Hadid
Supermodel Gigi Hadid is another celebrity who suffers from an autoimmune disorder. Hashimoto's disease causes her to fight against weight fluctuations and inflammation. Many people mock her for getting fat, but she looks younger due to her softer and more rounded face.
15. Dan Reynolds
As the lead singer of the pop band Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds always impresses the audience with his incredible voice. However, he suffers from a rare autoimmune disease called ankylosing spondylitis, causing an inflammatory sort of arthritis that leads to pain and swollen joints.
16. Ariana Grande
Many people appreciate Ariana Grande's massive personality but usually ignore the fact that she has PTSD. In 2017, a suicide bombing took place at her concert in Manchester and left 22 dead. Grande often gets flashbacks from this traumatic terrorist event and tries to overcome it.
17. Kristen Bell
The popular actress shares her experience of struggling with anxiety and depression. For a long time, Bell often emphasized the importance of mental health. She has summarized her practices to combat the disease and hopes her experience can help others who have the same problem.
18. Catherine Zeta-Jones
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is a sufferer of bipolar II disorder, causing her mood to swing between euphoria and depression morbidly. Fortunately, she has recovered from this condition after suffering for many years. Nevertheless, as an actress, she still needs to battle her moods every day and carefully controls her psychological state.
19. David Beckham
According to David Beckham's perfect image on the football field, it's not surprising that he suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He can't help rearranging various items to make them perfect. Many people don't regard OCD as a real disease, but we shouldn't ignore its seriousness.
20. Michael Phelps
The world-famous swimmer and Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps surprisingly suffers from Marfan syndrome, which causes muscular, vascular, and arterial problems. Although this disease is dangerous, he has a tall thin body, long limbs, and flexible joints. Isn't it a blessing in disguise?