Healthy Living

10 Celebrities with Multiple Sclerosis

3. Clay Walker

Clay Walker is an American country music artist. He was diagnosed with MS in 1996, at the age of 26. Initially, Walker received a prognosis of life in a wheelchair and death within 8 years. However, thanks to the right medication and lifestyle choices, he has been in remission since 1998. In 2003, Walker founded Band Against MS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational information for individuals coping with MS and to raising funds for a cure. To this day, he continues to remain a vocal advocate for MS awareness.

“The reason I believe I have the integrity I do within the MS community is because I just say it like it is. I don’t make promises I can’t keep. I’m just one of them” said Walker.

Photo: Clay Walker - CMA Fest 2011 - LP Field - Nashville, Tennessee by Larry Darling