12 Celebrities who were/are stricken by severe illness

We usually look at celebs in a way that they are a step ahead of humans but the truth is that they are just like us. For instance, chronic diseases do not bias between the rich and the poor. Here is a list of 12 brave celebrities who have fought with these health problems every day, for a long time. Hats off to them!


1 Tony Braxton

The Grammy award winner singer was detected with systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a potentially life threatening provocative disease at a very little age of 15 years. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects many parts of the body such as kidney, lungs, skin, heart, joints and immune system.

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2 Prince

The legendary singer, Prince suffered from seizures at the time when he was a child. In an interview in 2009, he disclosed that he was born with epilepsy and his parents did not know how to handle it but they did their best they could do with what they had. The music icon left the world on 21st April 2016 at the age of 57. The cause of his death has not been disclosed as of yet, but the world surely is grieving at this loss.


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3 Alec Baldwin

In conversation with New York Times, he revealed that he was suffering from chronic lyme disease in 2011. Lyme is a bacterial disease that can circulate through the bite of a tick.

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4 Morgan Freeman

Freeman publicized it that he has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2013. The symptoms of the disease include “excruciating pain up and down in the arm.” Fibromyalgia is a situation in which a person has to go through chronic pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons and other tissues. Not only can it cause unbearable pain throughout the body, but it could also mean that you suffer from extreme tiredness and difficulty sleeping at the same time. Symptoms like this may significantly impact your daily life.

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5 Cher

One of the popular singers ever, Cher was detected with Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome in 1991. ME/CFS is a critical illness that includes severe, continued tiredness, which is not relieved by rest, and is usually caused by some other medical conditions.


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6 Tom Hanks

Since the age of 36, the famous Hollywood actor, producer and writer has been dealing with type 2 diabetes. This common type of disease arises when the body’s sugar and insulin level get out of the normal range.

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7 Catherine Zeta Jones

The Welsh actress who has won Academy and BAFTA Awards was diagnosed with bipolar disease. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder noticeable by bouts of extreme and impairing changes in mood, thinking and behaviour.

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8 Jack Osborne

Son of the well-known Black Sabbath rocker, Ozzy Osborne, Jack declared in June 2012 that he has been pointed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. MS is disease that attacks the brain, spinal cord and the optic nerves.

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9 Lil Wayne

The famous rapper was diagnosed with epilepsy and had to be hospitalized for a week or so. The attacks have no warning and just start with severe headaches.

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10 Robin Roberts

The co-anchor of Good Morning America was detected with blood cancer in 2007 and myelodysplastic syndrome, which is a rare blood related disorder.

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11 Kim Kardashian

In 2011, she was diagnosed with psoriasis. Psoriasis is a common skin disease that has an effect on the life cycle of skin cells.

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12 Halle Berry

At the very young age of 22, Hollywood’s famous star was diagnosed with diabetes and also went under the diabetic coma for a week.


With these stars battling such deadly issues, we can only understand that health is indeed a delicate fabric to take care of. Diseases spare nobody and even if you are a celeb, there is no shield to prevent you from the onslaught of a disease ever.

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