10 Celebs Suffering from Deadly Illness

We all find the lives of stars very glamorous and easy. But here are few very famous stars who couldn’t rescue themselves from some life risking diseases.

Selena Gomez

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Pop star Selena Gomez has revealed that she has been diagnosed with an immune system disorder lupus. After her diagnosis, Gomez underwent a round of treatment and took a break from the public eye.

“I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy,” the 23-year-old singer told Billboard magazine.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease which causes the immune system of the body to attack other healthy organs and tissues. It is is much more common in women than in men. This disease can cause symptoms throughout the body, ranging from skin rashes and mouth ulcers to kidney problems and inflammation of various organs. There is no cure for lupus, but there are treatments, to help people with the condition manage their symptoms.

Other celebs, such as Nick Cannon, Lady Gaga, Toni Braxton and Seal, also have lupus.

Charlie Sheen

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This man has made us smile many a times. His role in the popular TV show “Two and a Half Men” really won all our hearts. This very famous actor made headlines in 2015 when he announced in an interview with Matt Lauer on the NBC show “Today” that he is HIV positive. Sheen had learned of his diagnosis about four years prior to his announcement, he revealed.

HIV destroys one type of immune system cell, called T cells, which makes it difficult for people with the virus to fight against infections. It makes human’s immune system weaker. Today, medications known as antiretroviral therapy can help slow the progression of HIV and also protect the body’s immune system.

Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian is definitely a standout among the most prominent celebs of today’s generation. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with psoriasis when she was very young. Kim talked about her disease on her show, and doctor’s confirmed that she had it in 2011. Psoriasis is a condition of a skin that can also damage the organs.

After finding red, flaky patches of skin on her legs in 2011, she checked when she came to know about it. Her mother, Kris Jenner, also has the disease.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, meaning the condition results when the immune system attacks the body’s own cells rather than foreign invaders. This disorder can range from a mild skin rash to a debilitating conditionand can flare up for a few weeks or months, but also subsides for periods of time.  The symptoms of psoriasis are treatable, but there is no cure for the condition.

Hugh Jackman

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Hollywood’s Wolverine, Huge Jackman was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, which is, like most forms of cancer. He was treated three times in 2014 and has since then often publically spoken about his health to raise awareness and help people suffering from skin cancer.

Numerous magazines consider the actor character who plays the role of Wolverine in the Marvel movies as the sexiest man on the planet. This “X-Men: Days of Future Past” star was , more likely to be cured if detected early. Unfortunately, now the disease is incurable. We hope he will be alright because at times it can get deadly.

 Montel Williams

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Montel Williams, daytime talk show host, had been living with multiple sclerosis symptoms for 20 years before he was diagnosed with the disease.

“My primary symptom is pain,” Williams told Oprah Winfrey on her talk show in 2009. “I’ve got pain from my shins to my feet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and it’s been there for the last 10 years.” He described the first symptom as a frightening loss of vision in one eye of nearly 80%.

As with other autoimmune disorders, multiple sclerosis occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the person’s healthy tissue. It is not known exactly what triggers the condition.

Williams has since become a spokesperson, raising awareness and helping others live with multiple sclerosis. The study showed an association, rather than proving cause and effect, but it’s possible that caffeine may have a protective effect on the brain and spinal cord, according to the researchers.

Pamela Anderson

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In the 80s and 90s, there was a woman who became the fantasy of many men around the globe. We’re talking about Pamela Anderson. The star of the famous TV series “Baywatch” had a stunning body and a face that made everybody fall at her feet. In the year 2002, this star announced that she was being treated for Hepatitis C, a potentially deadly liver disease. Anderson claims she was infected by sharing a tattoo needle with her ex-husband, rock musician Tommy Lee.

Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox, best known for his portrayal of Marty McFly in Back To The Future, has been living with Parkinson’s disease since 1991. Perhaps the most inspiring person on our list, Michael J. Fox lives with Parkinson’s but never seems to let the disease get him down. He disclosed his condition to the public in 1998. He semi-retired from acting in 2000 when his symptoms worsened, and has since been a very strong advocate for finding a cure for Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to walk and move. It arises when the neurons in the brain that produce a chemical called dopamine, which helps to control body movements, begin to break down and die.

Symptoms include shaking, problems with balance, difficulty swallowing, difficulty making facial expressions (a mask-like face), and muscle aches and pains.

Lil Wayne

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Lil Wayne admits he has epilepsy following the speculation from the media and numerous hospitalizations.

The rap star confirmed the seriousness of his condition when he said “he could have died soon” when in 2013 he had three seizures in a row.

Wayne also explained he has suffered from epilepsy since he was a child, and blames the seizures on overworking, stress and no rest.

The scary part is that the rapper’s seizures strike without warning and he completely blacks out. After being hospitalized for almost a week in March 2013 due to multiple seizures, Lil Wayne explained he was scared for his life but that this wasn’t the first time something like this has happened.

Tom Hanks

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If we talk about famous actors, who truly have a pure talent for acting, it is unavoidable to include Tom Hanks. His acting in the famous film “Forrest Gump” is proof that he has an enormous talent. Unfortunately, Hanks has an illness that is quite common on the planet today, i.e. diabetes. Those affected by this problem have a high level of sugar in their blood because their pancreas does not work very well.

Angelina Jolie

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Actress Angelina Jolie had her ovaries removed after what could be an early sign of cancer was detected. Two years earlier she had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of getting cancer.

Angelina Jolie’s 2013 announcement in The New York Times that she had undergone a double mastectomy after learning that she carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, which increases a woman’s risk for breast cancer.

 

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