Even though celebrities have buckets full of money and have the best doctors that money can buy, doesn’t mean that don’t get sick and have illnesses just like the rest of us. We are going to take a look at what some of stars or suffering from.
Pete Wentz: Wentz suffers from manic depression and is currently taking medication. Manic depression when left un-medicated can cause violent mood swings that are linked to bi-polar disorder. He currently takes anti-depressants, mood stabilizers and receives therapy treatment.
Nick Jonas: this young pop start suffers from type-1 diabetes, which means that he has to take insulin every day because his body doesn’t produce enough. He also has to monitor is blood sugar regularly. This young pop star will have this condition for his entire life.
Pamela Anderson: Anderson suffers from Hepatitis C and she claims that she got infected from sharing a tattoo needle. Having Hepatitis C can cause liver damage and may lead to permanent damage. Anderson takes medication for this but Hepatitis C is not curable.
Mary-Kate Olsen: Olsen has been fighting anorexia since 2004. This disease has nearly killed her and she is now seeking help that will help her move past the disease. This disease is characterized by deep fear of weight gain and thinking that their body image is always fat no matter how skinny they appear.
Elizabeth Taylor: Taylor was diagnosed with basal cell skin cancer. She was diagnosed in 2003 and has received surgery and radiation to help with this disease. This is one of the most common cancers in there are over a million cases that occur every year.
Prince: This well-known singing sensation was diagnosed with epilepsy as a child. This is a brain condition that causes the neurons in your brain to not function properly. Prince is taking current medications to help with this condition. He claims that his flashy persona is from having to live with this condition all his life, he says that he was compensating from having to live with this condition.
Robert De Niro: This major movie star was diagnosed with prostate cancer when he was 60 years old. He caught the disease early on and had surgery and radiation to cure him of the caner. This cancer is usually treatable as long as it is caught early on and hasn’t had a chance to spread to other areas of the body.
Coolio: This old time rapper once suffered an asthma attack so severe that he passed out on stage and couldn’t breathe. Approximately 1 in every 10 kids suffers from asthma; and can be controlled by the use of inhalers and some medication. The inhalers and medications that you can take help in opening the lungs to help with breathing.
Just because stars have a lot of money and can afford the top doctors doesn’t mean that they don’t suffer from the same illnesses as everyone else; the only difference is, is that they can afford to take the best medications.