Popular Hollywood Celebrities And Their Real-Life Fight With Deadly Diseases
Posted January 12
Many people all over the world idolize their favorite celebrities. They are smitten by them and believe that these idols are some higher beings, way above the rest of the human race. However, that is not the case. Like us, they also suffer from various issues. For example, just because they are stars and have ample resources, they aren’t immune to diseases. Check out some of the popular Hollywood celebrities who are giving a tough fight to deadly diseases in their real life.
The Australian actor, most famous for portraying the character of Logan ‘The Wolverine’, was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, in 2013. He received the treatment for the same three times in 2014 and since the detection, he has been raising awareness and encouraging others to wear sunscreen and protect their skin.
The American hip hop artist admitted in front of the media that he is suffering from epilepsy. The condition of the rap star was way serious when, in 2013, he had three seizures in a row. He has been suffering from the condition since he was a child but later he blamed the stress and the overworking for the same. After his recent hospitalization in May 2013, he vowed to change his lifestyle and take better care of his health.
The American singer was detected with Lupus but the things got serious when she had to cancel her Australian and Asian tour because of some major complications. People suffering from this fatal disease have to be more cautious as they are more prone to infections, and are at a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
The ‘Tomb Raider’ actress developed cancer at the age of 49 owing to her faulty BRCA1 gene. It can be said that she inherited the condition from her mother who lost her life to ovarian cancer. The gene, however, exposed Jolie to 87% chances of developing breast cancer and a 50% chance of ovarian cancer. Due to this, she got her ovaries removed.
The former fashion model, an American actress and a film producer, Sharon Stone spent two years of her life learning to walk and talk again. This happened after she suffered a brain aneurysm in 2001 and the doctors couldn’t stop the bleeding in her brain for nine days. Since then, she has been off gluten and alcohol and drinking plenty of caffeine-free tea with 4-5 times exercise a week.
The actor from the popular sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men’ tested positive for HIV in 2011. Though he blames irresponsible sex for contracting the virus, it couldn’t deter his willingness to live his life. According to him, he will exhaust every available resource till he finds a cure for his condition.
The “Keeping up with the Kardashians” star first revealed her medical condition on the show. She was suffering from Psoriasis which causes inflammation and red and itchy patches, along with a silvery scaling, on the skin. She was later concerned that her condition might affect her career, fortunately that did not happen.