15 Celebrities Fighting Illnesses And Injuries You Might Not Have Known About

You never know what's going on behind that million dollar smile
15 Celebrities Fighting Illnesses And Injuries You Might Not Have Known About

You know what they say: everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about, so quit pestering them on Twitter!

Selena Gomez needed a kidney transplant CRACKED.COM Her best bud, Francia Raisa, donated a kidney after Gomez's devastating battle with lupus. She was originally embarrassed of her scar, but now shows it off on Instagram, and says I feel confident in who I am and what I went through.
Shania Twain's voice was damaged by Lyme disease CRACKED.COM One side effect of Lyme disease is particularly devastating to Shania Twain: dysphonia, a.k.a. hoarse voice. Through physical therapy and a vigorous vocal warmup regimen, she's been able to keep crooning, but was very scared for a little while that I wouldn't sing again.
Jack Osbourne says his MS is not a death sentence CRACKED.CO He randomly lost vision in his right eye in 2012, which eventually led to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Through various treatments, he's been able to largely regain his vision, and is hopeful that modern medicine can stave off lots of the other devastating symptoms: There's hope, there's absolutely hope.
Tom Hanks regrets giving himself diabetes CRACKED.COM Hanx says he has no one to blame but himself for his type 2 diabetes diagnosis: I'm part of the lazy American generation that has blindly kept dancing through the party and now finds ourselves with a malady.
George Clooney has had chronic pain since 2005 CRACKEDO He suffered a pretty devastating spine injury while filming 2005's Syriana. Despite several procedures and invasive surgery, he's had to rely on nontraditional pain management techniques: I had to accept that I'm going to beat this on a very different level, almost psychological.
Venus Williams suffers from Sjogren's syndrome CRACKED.COM Sjogren's is an autoimmune disease that causes her to be constantly tired, and randomly wake up really sick, like when you don't get a lot of sleep or you have a flu or cold.
Lil Wayne suffers from epilepsy CRACKED.COM He was diagnosed as a child, but he's suffered more and more seizures as his career progresses. He blames it on the rock star lifestyle, or, as he puts it, just plain stress, no rest and overworking myself.
Lady Gaga has chronic pain from fibromyalgia CRACKED.COM She caught a ton of flack after postponing several 2017 European tour dates, and was forced to open up about her diagnosis to save her reputation: People need to be more compassionate. Chronic pain is no joke.
Nick Jonas has type 1 diabetes CRACKED.COM Jonas said he felt pretty isolated, initially, after being diagnosed at age 13. He later cofounded an advocacy and fundraising organization, Beyond Type 1, to build up the community and be a support to those who maybe felt the way I felt.
Avril Lavigne was bedridden with Lyme disease CRACKED.COM After turning 30, she was mysteriously incapacitated for a full 5 months: I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk and I couldn't move. I thought I was dying. She was ultimately diagnosed with Lyme, but didn't tell her fans until she was fully out of the woods.
Montel Williams treats MS with cannabis and snowboarding N SS BLAI CRACKED.COM Williams supposedly revealed his multiple sclerosis diagnosis to get out ahead of reports of medical cannabis use. But he's since become a vocal advocate and perveyor of CBD products. He also says strapping into a snowboard helps his brain find his legs, and the benefits last for days.
Kathy Bates has had cancer twice CRACKED.COM She says cancer runs in her family like a river. Despite testing negative for genetic markers that would predispose her, she ended up having (and defeating) ovarian cancer, and later had a double masectomy. Despite her physical setbacks, she's grateful to have been blessed with a keen mind and many interests.
Michael J. Fox suffered in silence for 7 years CRACKED.com He's now a vocal advocate for Parkinson's research and people living with the disease, but he spent most of the 90's staying quiet about his diagnosis (and battling depression and alcoholism as a result).
Charlie Sheen spent $10 million hiding his diagnosis CRACKED.COM Sheen had been HIV-positive for years, and admittedly had consensual - but unprotected -- sex with at least two women, before coming clean publicly. He only did SO because it was becoming too expensive to pay off his inner circle.
Tina Fey has a scar from a knife attack CRACKED.COM At age 5, some random psychopath slashed her face with a knife while she was playing outside of her house. The scar only briefly vexes her when she sees herself on screen: I'm kind of able to forget about it, until I was on-camera.
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