20 Celebrities Who Suffer From Diseases

Miley Cyrus

Even wild child Miley Cyrus isn’t immune to the realities of life. At a young age, she was diagnosed with tachycardia, a condition that causes the heart to beat faster than normal. While she’s said her case isn’t serious, she does worry about her heart while preforming on stage.

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox was one of the biggest stars in the 1980’s. He snagged the lead roles in films like the Back to the Future trilogy and Teen Wolf. The height of his career was cut short when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, which causes the nerves in the body to degenerate. While he still acts on occasion, he spends most of his time advocating for the disease.

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson was considered to be a sex symbol in the 1990’s. Her role on Baywatch as a lifeguard launched her career. In 2002, she admitted to having Hepatitis C. Anderson says she contracted the illness from sharing a tattoo needle with her then-husband Tommy Lee. She was unaware that he had the disease.


Cher is one singer whose career has spanned over many generations. Recently, the singer stated that she has Epstein-Barr Virus, which can cause mononucleosis. Her case is chronic and forced her to take 5 years off at one point in time.