You Might Not Know But These 10 Celebrities Have Major Health Issues…
Celebrities are as human as we are, they fall ill every day because like the common saying, sickness doesn’t discriminate.
However, these 10 well-loved celebrities we are about to show you have major health issues and they are a living proof that you can live a happy, healthy life in spite of your circumstances.
Angelina Jolie: Bell’s Palsy
Award-winning actress, Angelina Jolie recently revealed her recent diagnosis with Bell’s Palsy, a form of temporary facial paralysis.
And in May 2013, Jolie had a preemptive double mastectomy after discovering she had a defective gene that gave her an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer. In 2015, she revealed she underwent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, a preventative measure so that her “children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer.’”
Morgan Freeman: Fibromyalgia
Freeman went public when he revealed he was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2013. His symptoms include “excruciating pain up and down the arm.” Fibromyalgia is a condition in which a person has chronic pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other tissues.
Toni Braxton: Lupus
Toni revealed she was battling lupus back in 2010. She also suffers from pericarditis, an inflammation of the heart lining that has left her prone to high blood pressure and heart palpitations and has interfered with her performance schedule over the years.
She also had what luckily turned out to be a benign tumor removed from her breast in 2008.
Lady Gaga: Fibromyalgia
In 2013, Lady Gaga shared for the first time that she was dealing with chronic invisible pain. She never gave a name to it until earlier this week when she revealed that she suffers from fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.
Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.” There is no cure, only symptom management.
Selena Gomez: Lupus
Selena Gomez has never shied away from talking about her pains from the lupus disease. She also revealed that her health issues kept her out of the limelight over the summer, part of which included recovering from a kidney transplant.
According to the Lupus Research Alliance, the disorder affects the immune system and can impact many parts of the body, including joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, and brain.
Kim Kardashian: Psoriasis
Kim Kardashian revealed that she had been diagnosed with the skin disease psoriasis, an autoimmune condition, which leaves red, blotchy patches all over the skin.
Kim experienced a host of issues while pregnant with both of her children. In addition to struggling with infertility, Kim suffered from placenta accreta — a condition in which the placenta grows deeply into the uterus, making it unable to detach after delivery. A fully or partially-retained placenta can cause postpartum hemorrhage, fever, cramps, and an inability to breastfeed.
Halle Berry: Diabetes
Halle Berry was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes back in 1989 when she became ill and slipped into a coma while shooting for her debut role on the TV show Living Dolls, a spin-off from Who’s the Boss. It was later learned that she was likely misdiagnosed and actually had Type 2 diabetes which she manages with diet and exercise.
Nick Cannon: Lupus
The former Nickelodeon star had fans worried when his then-wife Mariah Carey tweeted that he was in the hospital with kidney failure back in 2012.
Cannon eventually revealed that he had been diagnosed with a form of lupus that affects the kidneys. Just like Selena Gomez, Toni Braxton’s cases, lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and damage to any part of the body like the skin, joints, and organs.
Venus Williams: Sjögren’s syndrome
The tennis star was forced to withdraw from the US Open in 2011 due to her issue with Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its own moisture-producing glands, i.e. tear, saliva and sweat glands. The disease caused her debilitating joint pain, swelling, numbness, and fatigue but she was able to receive treatment. But unfortunately, it has no cure.