We admire celebrities on their fame, talents and the money they earn as well as the lives they lead. However, not everything is a fairy-tale and just like us, they have problems with relationships, health and the other things that makes us human.
Seeing someone not feeling great is never good and often celebrities keep us in the dark about their health condition. Some on the other hand like to share it with their fans and keep them updated. Both options are fine.
In this article, you can read about celebrities who have chronic illnesses & different medical conditions.
1. Justin Bieber – Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease is no joke and if contracted, it can affect various organs and different parts of the body, causing severe and persistent symptoms. You have to treat it immediately, or it can really mess up with your health.
One of the biggest problems with Lyme disease is that you may not even notice the moment tick bite you and you can be unaware about the issue until you start showing symptoms. Justin Bieber has contracted the disease and he had to cancel his tour.
He explained: “I have done everything to get better but my illness is getting worse. It breaks my heart but I will have to cancel my next shows on the orders of the doctors.”
Hopefully, he can get better soon and we will see him on tour again – meanwhile, you can read more about his condition and touring plans.
2. Cara Delevingne – Psoriasis
Psoriasis causes crusty red patches on the skin and it can be very uncomfortable. One of the celebrities who has psoriasis is model and actor Cara Delevingne and she was really brave to showcase it at the 2022 Met Gala.
This caused a lot of positive comments on social media and one Twitter user said: “Psoriasis is not something to be ashamed of. It’s wonderful how Cara Delevingne used a platform like the Met Gala to raise awareness about this chronic condition.”
This shows us that celebrities to have problems to deal with, but they can definitely influence on how a certain condition will be looked at. Cara helped raise awareness of psoriasis, which is definitely great!
3. Kim Kardashian – Psoriasis
Speaking of psoriasis and celebrities, you should know that the condition isn’t that rare. Another celebrity who has psoriasis is Kim Kardashian. At first, she was trying to cover it up, especially considering that a massive part of her job is being photographed or filmed, but then she revealed her condition.
This happened in one of the episodes of Keeping up with the Kardashians and ever since that moment, she has been much more honest and serene in her approach. About this, Kim wrote: “I’m always hoping for a cure, of course, but in the meantime, I’m learning to just accept it as part of who I am.”
4. Nick Jonas – Diabetes
Although diabetes isn’t fatal, the people who have need to take special care of the things they eat. With certain limitations, you can have a normal life with diabetes although you will never be able to relax completely and enjoy the sweets. Nick Jonas discovered that he had Type 1 diabetes when he was 13 and this was one of the most frightening moments of his life.
5. PINK – Asthma
Another person we admire and who has a medical condition is Pink. And the medical condition we are talking about is asthma. It affects over 262 million people around the world. Asthma causes the air passages to be narrow due to the inflammation in the lungs and tightened muscles.
During the coronavirus pandemic, people who had asthma belonged to the group more susceptible to the virus. When masks were introduced as a counter-measure, Pink wrote: “I have asthma and I’m wearing TWO masks! I’m breathing fine and I’m not a selfish idiot! WEAR A MASK ITS NOT THAT HARD.”
6. Lil Wayne – Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and it causes seizures and fits. People who have epilepsy have to be extra careful about what they do and to have all the necessary things that help them out in case of a seizure.
One of the celebs who has this notorious disease is Lil Wayne. He hasn’t talked about it too openly in the public, but he didn’t hide it either. Back in 2013, he said that he was prone to seizures and that he had had multiple: “This isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I’ve had a bunch of seizures; y’all just never hear about it.”
There’s no doubt that epilepsy has made his life more difficult since he has been in and out of hospital and had to cancel shows on multiple occasions.
7. Charlie Sheen – HIV
HIV affects the immune system of a person, which means that fighting off other diseases and even the simple colds and flus can be problematic. Although people can live with HIV for decades, it definitely affects their lives.
Charlie Sheen is known for his controversial lifestyle. He drinks, gambles and loves to be in the company of females. Apparently, he has contracted HIV and came out in public when he “wanted to end the blackmailing and extortion” that’s been revolving around the status of his health.
Charlie Sheen is an A-lister popular around the world, and he has gained sympathies because of the movies he filmed and the show called Two and a Half Men. Despite his lifestyle choices, everyone’s rooting for this man to be healthy and at least live to see the old age.
The bottom line
We’ve listed just 7 celebrities who have some types of chronic illnesses & medical conditions, but of course, there are much more. If you have any of these conditions, keep your head up and do everything to make your life easier! As for our celebs, we can just hope that they will be strong and keep doing what they did.