Stars & Their Diseases: 50 Celebrities With Chronic Health Conditions


11Jake Lloyd: Schizophrenia Battle

Jake Lloyd: Schizophrenia Battle

Jake Lloyd, the actor who portrayed young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I, has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He was admitted to a psychiatric facility in April 2016.

12Muhammad Ali: Parkinson's Fighter

Muhammad Ali: Parkinson's Fighter

Muhammad Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease three years after his retirement from boxing. He lived with the disease for another 32 years before passing away from complications of Parkinson's at the age of 74.

13James Gunn's Surprise: Polka-Dot Man

James Gunn's Surprise: Polka-Dot Man

When director James Gunn cast David Dastmalchian as supervillain Polka-Dot Man for "The Suicide Squad," he had no idea that the actor had vitiligo. Dastmalchian polka dots are a result of this skin condition, and as a child, other people teased him with names like "polka dots" and "Dalmatian."

14Mark Zuckerberg: Colorblind CEO

Mark Zuckerberg: Colorblind CEO

The color of Facebook's logo is blue because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind.

15Michael Jackson: Vitiligo Truth

Michael Jackson: Vitiligo Truth

Michael Jackson did not bleach his skin white. He had a rare skin condition called vitiligo that altered the pigment of his skin. He likely used an FDA-approved medication for the disease to even out the rest of his skin.

16Morgan Freeman: Fibromyalgia Pain

Morgan Freeman: Fibromyalgia Pain

Morgan Freeman suffers from fibromyalgia, which causes pain and tenderness throughout the body, along with fatigue and sleep disturbances.

17Patrice O'Neal: Unique Diagnosis

Patrice O'Neal: Unique Diagnosis

Late comedian Patrice O'Neal, who openly admitted to a sexual kink for urolagnia, received a revelation from his girlfriend that his urine tasted like "birthday cake." This prompted him to get tested, which eventually led to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

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18Dave Mustaine: Guitarist's Nerve Issue

Dave Mustaine: Guitarist's Nerve Issue

Dave Mustaine, the singer/guitarist of Megadeth, had to retrain his left hand to play the guitar in 2002. He was diagnosed with radial neuropathy after falling asleep with his arm draped over the back of a chair, which left him unable to make a fist.

19Seal: Scarring from Lupus

Seal: Scarring from Lupus

The prominent scarring on Seal's face is the result of a type of lupus called discoid lupus erythematosus, which primarily affects the skin and results in large scars.

20Bob Marley: Melanoma Battle

Bob Marley: Melanoma Battle

In 1977, Bob Marley was diagnosed with melanoma under a toenail. Despite his doctors' advice to amputate the toe, he refused due to his religious beliefs. The cancer later spread, and he succumbed to metastatic melanoma four years later, at the age of 36.


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