Here are 10 Popular American Celebrities who lives with Severe diseases.
10. Kim Kardashian (Psoriasis)
No, even Kim Kardashian isn’t perfect.
This television personality has psoriasis, although I don’t think she’s very fond of publicizing that fact, and has become quite adept at concealing her dermatological condition.
9. Tom Hanks (Diabetes)
Whether you love Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump or the FedEx employee in Cast Away who bonds with a volleyball, this actor is known and adored by all.
But even with a net worth of $350 million, this celeb still deals with type-2 diabetes along with millions of other Americans.
8. Halle Berry (Diabetes)
Who doesn’t like Halle Berry? The actress and former model has been commended for successfully balancing short, manageable, and s.exy hair.
7. Lil Wayne (Epilepsy)
Despite often addressing himself as “Weezy,” hit rapper Lil Wayne does not have asthma.
The artist behind popular songs such as “Lollipop,” “Mr. Carter,” “A Milli,” “6 Foot 7 Foot” and others has epilepsy, suffering from severe seizures, which he has spoken about publicly on occasion
6. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Leukemia)
Another Laker legend, six-time NBA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is known by basketball fans worldwide for his renowned sky-hook.
The 7’2″ Abdul-Jabbar is also an actor and best-selling author, but may not be quite as well known for his leukemia
5. Selena Gomez (Lupus)
22-year-old Selena Gomez is yet another singer living with the auto-immune disease lupus.
4. Nick Cannon (Lupus)
Actor, rapper, comedian, show host, entrepreneur; Nick Cannon’s list of professional pursuits goes on and on. Is there anything this guy can’t do? And with lupus, no less! Pretty impressive, if you ask me.
3. Magic Johnson (HIV)
While this former basketball legend was hailed for his unique ability to play every position in the game, his seeming untouchability on the court couldn’t prevent him from contracting HIV.
Since he tested positive for the virus, our old crony Magic has been a major advocate for HIV testing and a strong supporter in the efforts to find a cure.
2. Missy Elliot (Graves Disease)
While most people remember Missy Elliot from the 2004 hit single “1,2 Step” , few people are aware of the fact that Missy has Graves Disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes hyperthyroidism.
1. Charlie Cheen (HIV)
Charlie Sheen, a cast member in “Scary Movie V,” poses at the Los Angeles premiere of the film at the Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles. Sheen was sued in Los Angeles Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by a dental technician who claims the actor punched her in the chest and was abusive during an office visit in late September. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)
The ”Two and a Half Men” Actor Charlie Sheen announced on Nov. 17, 2015, that he is HIV-positive. The actor revealed he was diagnosed about four years earlier. “It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life,” Sheen said.