Time For A Check Up: Celebrities Who Are Coping With Serious Illnesses

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June 19, 2013 ‐ By Kelly Franklin

 

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White coat anxiety is real. If you’ve ever gone to the doctor for a followup after tests, only to be diagnosed with a serious illness like diabetes or cancer, you know exactly what I’m talking about.  It can be devastating when you don’t have a clean bill of health. That’s why eating healthily and exercising is so important. But sometimes illnesses just can’t be prevented, no matter how much money or power you have.

We know all too well celebs aren’t immune to illness either. They battle breast cancer, diabetes, and a host of other diseases the same as the rest of us. Perhaps it makes it that much easier to cope with an illness knowing that our fav celeb has had to manage their illness as well. Check out the following stars who are living with serious medical conditions on a daily basis.

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  • Youknowwhatiitis

    Damn, that’s half of black Hollywood..we have to change our DIETS and lifestyles DAMN!

  • Tommyboy69

    Money heals all wounds.. Just ask magic Johnson.. He know what it is

    • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

      Lol

  • Gigi

    I could have sworn Halle Berry had Type 1 diabetes. I knew abut most of these but was surprised to hear about Prince and Apl.de.ap.

  • Gigi

    I could have sworn Halle Berry had Type 1 diabetes. I knew abut most of these but was surprised to hear about Prince and Apl.de.ap.

    • Ladybug94

      She does have diabetes.

      • Derek Juhl

        Yes, you’re right. She has Type 2 rather than Type 1. I think that’s what Gigi meant when she wrote, “I could have sworn Halle Berry had Type 1 diabetes”.

  • Who knew!

    When you’re stress and you stress your body out it adds to your illness on certain diseases. I didn’t know they had all those complications. I need to stop and smell the roses cause I don’t have anything. I hope the best for them and take it easy. Working hard sometimes isn’t worth it.

  • Team nymphis

    If y’all gon tell it, tell it all
    Halle berry also suffers from schizophrenia
    Uplifyt’s

    Sherry German Shepard has
    Bigbackeyetis
    CWD-chronic wig disease

    • Anesha Johnson

      Hell naw….lmao…you took it there…lol

    • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

      U SO wrong 4 how u did Sherri…. Idk what was worst the name of the CWD…. I can’t stop laughing, thank u 4 makin my day!

  • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

    Are there any celebrities with NF1, NF2, or Hydrocephalus?

  • lazy2010

    the least of your problems with Lupus is the weight gain caused by the steroids. Its a tough, horrible disease that is very painful !!! My sister died from this and what she went through I would not wish on my worst enemy. I pray for Toni Braxton and all who suffer from this horrible disease

    • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

      I’m sure they would have mentioned it… But thanks 4 informing us… My great aunt has it n my mom said it makes the immune system weak… Am I right about that?

      • Gigi

        Actually, with Lupus the immune system is in a type of over-drive.

      • Gigi

        Actually, with Lupus the immune system is in a type of over-drive.

      • Guest!

        The drugs lower their immune system making them more susceptible to infections like pneumonia and urinary tract infections.

  • WHOISBSQUARED?

    ………….THAT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL WHAT PRINCE TOLD HIS MOM…..THAT WAS GOD THAT HEALED HIM…BECAUSE HE IS HEALED AND SO IS EVERYONE ELSE ON THIS LIST