Updated: 02/20/2018 02:29 PM | First Published: 01/16/2018 04:23 PM

Top 10 inspiring celebrities with chronic illnesses


We all wish that our favorite celebrities stay healthy and live longer. 

But celebrities are human too and they are prone to every disease we suffer from. 

Here are ten celebrities who suffer from chronic illness.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez was diagnosed with Lupus in 2013 due to which her 2013 tour was canceled.

For the treatment of Lupus, her friend Francia Raisa donated a kidney to her in September 2017.

Lena Dunham

Writer-Actress Lena Dunham suffered from a decade-long Endometriosis. 

Since her puberty, she had been suffering from irregular periods, abdominal pain and chronic exhaustion. 

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen made headlines in 2015 when he announced he was HIV positive in an interview with Matt Lauer. 

He was diagnosed with HIV four years prior to the announcement. 

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks has been suffering from Type 2 Diabetes for years. 

He announced his condition on, ‘Late Show with David Letterman’.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian revealed she had Psoriasis on an episode of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians.’

Her mother, Kris Jenner also suffered from the same condition. 

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 when he was 30 years old. 

He waited seven years before going public with the diagnosis. 

Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Former ABC’s ‘The View’ co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck suffers from Celiac disease. 

She now follows a gluten-free diet, the only treatment for the disease right now. 

Montel Williams

Montel Williams went public with his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 1999. 

‘I've got pain from my shins to my feet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year’, he told Oprah Winfrey in 2009. 

Bret Michaels

In 2010, Bret Michaels suffered a “mini-stroke” caused by a hole in his heart. 

As a treatment, doctors put a device in his heart, which stops abnormal blood flow between the two chambers of his heart. 

Jillian Michaels

Fitness guru Jillian Michaels suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis.

She takes care of her body by eating organic foods and exercising regularly.