Celebrities seem to have it all: money, career and fans. However, they aren’t perfect. Not only do they preform in front of the entire world, but they also must live their lives in the same spotlight. It’s sometimes hard to forget that these people are also human, and humans aren’t exempt from the hard realities of life. Many celebrities suffer from the same illnesses and diseases that everyday people also do. Here are 20 celebrities who are currently in the middle of a lifetime battle.
Recently, Ashley Olsen admitted that she has been fighting Lyme Disease, an inflammatory disease that causes fatigue, headaches, arthritis, and fever. She was said to have contracted it many years ago from a tick bite, which is how the disease is spread.
Halle Berry is very open about her battle with diabetes. The way she found out she had the illness was extremely scary. In 1989, Halle Berry was 23-years-old and working on a tv show called Living Dolls. She collapsed on set and went into a diabetic coma for a week. Before this, she had no idea she even had the disease.
Avril Lavigne is a punk-rock singer that emerged on the scene in the early 2000’s. In 2014, she sustained a tick bite while hiking, which lead to Lyme Disease. The singer reportedly spent five months bedridden in order to recover.
Jack Osbourne is known by most as the son of rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon. He also appeared on the MTV show, The Osbournes, in the early 2000’s. Jack has since toned down his lifestyle due to both the birth of his son and his own diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.