10 Celebrities with Multiple Sclerosis
When you see them on television, their lives may seem glamorous and perfect on the outside, but celebrities are human too. Just like the rest of the world, they are not immune to the reality of health issues and disease, and the life changing effect they have. Unfortunately, there are times when no amount of fame or money can make a disease disappear.
In the United States alone, multiple sclerosis (MS) affects between 400,000 to 1 million individuals. Looking at these figures alone, it is not surprising that some of these individuals are actually public figures. However, famous or not, one thing is for certain: MS affects each individual differently.
While some celebrities choose to reveal their diagnosis to their fans as soon as it occurs, others refrain from going public for years or even decades. Moreover, while some wish to keep their private lives private, others are concerned about how a MS diagnosis could potentially affect their careers and their image.
Seeing as how celebrities are in the ideal position to bring about influential change, many choose to use their stardom to bring their diseases to light. There are many celebrities and public figures who are using their fame for good – to help raise awareness and funds for MS research, whether it be through an established MS organization, or through a foundation they have created on their own. The 10 celebrities listed have all been diagnosed with MS, putting a human face to the disease that affects so many.
Read on to learn more about these 10 celebrities affected by MS.