They Are Fighters: 15 Celebrities Who Suffer From A Serious Illness

Though celebrities may seem invincible because of their large bank statements and access to pleasures the average person probably can’t even fathom, fans often forget that their favorite famous person is human. That’s right, human. Unfortunately, they fall sick too, sometimes with diseases that cause them serious problems. Check out 15 celebrities that suffer from a serious medical condition!

Toni Braxton BRAXTON WENN

PHOTO: DAN JACKMAN/WENN

Toni Braxton has never been shy about her fight with lupus. On the contrary, Toni revealed she had the condition during a lupus benefit and makes every attempt to educate fans about the disease with lots of charity work and information. Braxton also tries to stay positive about her condition saying, “Lupus medication actually causes most women to gain weight. But we’re still fabulous! I’m going to work it on out.”

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Comments

  • Rikki

    Uh yea she knew she had it (n the mentioned episode aired) LONG before her pregnancy…it was even before her 72 day marriage!

  • Celiea

    This countdown is profiling minorities.

    • Sperry

      So what? Don’t we exist to?

    • Yogomi

      I think the point Celiea is making is not that minorities don’t exist, but that there are plenty of celebrities of other races that have diseases (John Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Alec Baldwin). This article seems to put a negative stigma that only minority celebrities have diseases as they are the only race featured.

  • Pat

    Yes, so many of these profile are minorities. I am surprised that you all (writers) didn’t include stars that have bipolar or depression issues… or is broaching the mental health issue still a taboo? Another celebrity to add would be Kristen Chenoweth, as she’s had Ménière’s Disease for a long time.

  • Megs

    Omg! It’s an entertainment article so stop bashing ppl because your jealous with their lives. Yes celebrities can have illnesses too.. All it’s talking about on this article is the celebs that are dealing with them and how most of them are still working and not complaining. Some of them actually going out there using their own money to educated other ppl who has the same illness which is not selfish!!

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