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Celebs Who Are Living With A Disease

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019, 7:39 pm


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1.Martin Scorsese

Martin is one of the best directors of all time, but he is also asthmatic. In actual fact he says it probably helped his career as he was forced to stay indoors when others were outside playing. Perhaps we need to be grateful for his asthma.




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2.Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Kareem was diagnosed in 2008 with leukemia and even though he announced in 2011 that it was gone he still needs to be careful about his health. He was lucky in being diagnosed early enough for them to successfully treat him.



3.Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth suffers from brittle bone disease and of course that means she needs to be careful with what she is doing or she will need to pay a trip to the hospital. This is something she is actively tackling in order to prevent further problems when she is older.




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4.Christy Turlington

This supermodel was one of the biggest names on the catwalk in the 90s. She was a heavy smoker when she was young, but even though she quit when she was 31 it has still left her with chronic lung issues. She was diagnosed with emphysema and also reportedly COPD, so has to live with that for the rest of her life.



5.Kim Kardashian

Kim suffers from psoriasis, which is basically a disease that attacks the immune system all on its own. It specifically goes for the cells and the body can then overproduce them leading to unsightly build ups of skin.




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6.RJ Mitte

This great actor actually has a mild form of cerebral palsy, but it is not really enough for it to have a huge impact on his life. However, it was certainly slightly ironic that his biggest role ended up being a character with the disease although worse than what he has.



7.Pamela Anderson

Pamela revealed in 2002 that she was infected with Hepatitis C. She put the blame firmly on Tommy Lee, but by taking care of herself it should not cause any long term problems.




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8.Montel Williams

Montel suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and he tries to deal with it by paying close attention to medication, his diet, and doing what exercise he can. This actual condition attacks both the spinal cord as well as the brain and he is in constant pain.



9.Bret Michaels

Bret has heart disease and indeed he also has a hole in his heart with this having then led to him having a mini-stroke. He has to take medication to stop the heart disease getting any worse because either that or the stroke can be a killer.



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10.Nick Cannon

This TV host has revealed that he actually suffers from a form of lupus and that this is having an impact on his kidneys. This is an autoimmune disease that can actually attack almost any part of the body, but can be controlled by medication.



11.Halle Berry

Halle Berry has been living with diabetes since she was first diagnosed at the age of 22. She reports how she fell ill while she was working on a TV show, but she now copes with her Type 2 diabetes by watching her diet and making sure she gets lots of exercise.




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12.Michael J Fox

Michael has lived a very public battle against Parkinson's disease and this is something that he has lived with since he was just 30 years old. He did not reveal he was suffering from it until seven years later but he still manages to work which is testimony to his battling qualities.



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