7 Celebrities Who Have Medical Conditions

Hollywood may appear to be all glitz and glamour, but even some of the most famous people suffer from serious medical conditions. Despite the fame that they enjoy, these 7 celebs also have to live with a chronic illness.

michael j fox

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Beloved for his portrayal of Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties, 55 year old Michael J. Fox has been living with Parkinson’s disease since he was diagnosed with the progressive movement disorder at the age of 29.

kim k

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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has built her personal brand on her style and good looks. What people don’t know is that Kim K suffers from the red and itchy skin disorder psoriasis.


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TV personality and former talk show host Montel Williams suffers with the immune disease multiple sclerosis. In 2000, he established his own charitable foundation in order to raise awareness, fund scientific research, and find a cure for the disease.


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Disney Channel starlet and pop singer Selena Gomez suffers from lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect everything from the skin to the body’s joints and organs.

lena dunham

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Lena Dunham, of HBO’s hit series Girls, suffers from endometriosis, a chronic, painful condition in which the tissue that usually lines the uterus grows outside the uterus.


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In 1999, Beverly Hills 90210 sweetheart Shannon Doherty announced that she has Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation of the intestinal tract.

charlie sheen

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In 2015, Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen revealed that he is HIV-positive. In 2015 alone, over 2.1 million new cases of HIV were reported around the world, bringing the number to approximately 36.7 million people living with the disease.

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