60 Celebrities Open Up About Personal Medical Issues

By | April 15, 2019

Kim Kardashian West Is Struggling With Psoriasis

Fighting a chronic illness is a lifelong battle that may never have an end. Even though there may be no cure some chronic illnesses, that doesn’t mean that you can’t lead a rich and full life, or that you can’t accomplish your dreams. Just ask these celebrities who’ve managed to reach for the stars - and in some cases surpass the stars - despite having a series of unfortunate ailments that the human body falls prey to regardless of who you are.

Whether you’re a fan of pop singers like Selena Gomez, A-list actors like Tom Hanks, or soccer studs like Cristiano Ronaldo, there’s a celebrity here who’s suffering from a chronic illness. Hopefully their story will inspire you to be the best person you can. Feel free to share your story as well as this collection of celebrities with chronic ailments, have at it!

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While she’s busy breaking the internet on a regular basis, Kim Kardashian West is also living with psoriasis. This autoimmune skin condition is accompanied by flaking of the scalp, inflammation, and thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin. In 2017 she told People that she’s been using a special light to treat the skin disease. She said:

I have been using this light — and I don’t wanna speak to soon because [the psoriasis] is almost gone — but I’ve been using this light [therapy] and my psoriasis is like 60 percent gone. That’s wild because it hasn’t been gone in years.

Selena Gomez Had A Kidney Transplant After Finding Out She Had Lupus

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Lupus is an autoimmune disease that happens when your immune system attacks your organs, causing pain and inflammation. It’s a hard illness to diagnose because Lupus tends to mirror various ailments. In 2015 Gomez released that she has lupus, something she discovered when it went after her kidneys. She had to have a kidney transplant from a friend in 2017 in order to stay on her feet.

Gomez told Today that she was shocked that her close friend would do something so drastic for her: 

She lived with me in this interesting time where my kidneys were just done. That was it and I didn't want to ask a single person in my life. The thought of asking somebody to do that was really difficult for me. And she volunteered and did it… The fact that she was a match, I mean, that's unbelievable.