A chronic condition is a disease that is persistent or a health condition that has effects of long-lasting disease with cures or non-curable condition. The chronic term is commonly applied when the disease lasts for more or less than three months. Most common chronic diseases affecting human were, arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, COPD and HIV/AIDS. The term acute is the opposite term for chronic. A chronic course is characterized as appearance from a recurrent course, a recurrent diseases that repeatedly relapse with periods of remission in between, or the state of absence of activity of a disease in patients known to have a chronic or acute illness that cannot be cured, but is commonly used to refer to absence of active cancer or inflammatory bowel disease when these repetead diseases are expected to manifest again). In 2002, reported chronic illnesses cause deaths in the US, about 70% and in 2002 chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancers,diabetes, stroke, chronic respiratory diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, mental illness and kidney diseases, were 6 of the top ten in the US population that causes mortality.
1) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks, 58
Tom Hanks, born Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker, and he was best known for his roles in 1988’s Big, 1993’s Philadelphia, in 1994’s film, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13 in 1995, in 1998’s films Saving Private Ryan and You’ve Got Mail, Cast Away in 2000, The Da Vinci Code in 2006, 2013’s films Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks, and also for his voice over in the animated films The Polar Express in 2004 and the Toy Story film series. From 1978 to 1987, Tom Hanks was married to American actress Samantha Lewes, and together they have two children, son Colin Hanks born 1977, also an actor, and daughter Elizabeth Hanks. Tom Hanks met actress, Rita Wilson, on the set of Bosom Buddies, Hanks’ television show, then later become romantically involved during the shooting of the film Volunteers, and married in 1988. Together they have two sons, Chester Marlon Hanks who had a small part as a student in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and in 2011, his rap single was released, and Truman Theodore Hanks. Tom Hanks announced that he has Type 2 diabetes on October 7, 2013, on The Late Show with David Letterman. Tom Hanks has been a spokesperson for raising awareness of the chronic disease neuroblastoma on behalf of the James Fund.
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extracranial solid cancer in childhood and the most common cancer during infancy. Neuroblastoma is a neuroendocrine tumor, that grows from any neural crest element of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), most frequently originates in one of the adrenal glands, but may also develop in the neck, chest,abdomen and pelvis nerve tissues.
2) Halle Berry
Halle Berry, 48, (image Credit: by Gage Skidmore/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halle_Berry)
Halle Maria Berry born Maria Halle Berry age 48, an American actress, former model, best known for her roles as the mutant hero Storm in the 2000’s film adaptation of the comic book series X-Men, and its sequels, as Giacinta ‘Jinx’ Johnson as a Bond girl in the 2002 blockbuster James Bond film, Die Another Day, and as Catwoman where she received $12,5 million for the title role. Halle Berry was first married to baseball player David Justice but later divorced, and later married American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter, Eric Benét, in January 2001, but separated by early October 2003 and by January 2005, their divorce was finalized. In November 2005, Berry began dating model Gabriel Aubry, and she gave birth in March 2008, to their daughter, Nahlia Ariela Aubry. Aubry and Berry announced their separation on April 30, 2010. Halle Berry met French film actor, Olivier Martinez and began dating in 2010 after meeting on the set of their film Dark Tide. On July 13, 2013, Berry and Martinez married in a private ceremony in France. On October 2013, their son, Maceo Robert Martinez, was born in Los Angeles. In 1989, Halle Berry was diagnosed with diabetes at age 22, while working on the Living Dolls television show where she became ill, as she stated during an interview in 2005’s Daily Mail. Berry claimed to have weaned herself from using insulin, saying she had Type 1 diabetes, but later known as Type 2 diabetes. Berry, now 45, manages her Type 2 diabetes with regular exercise and a healthy diet.
3) Randy Jackson
Randy Jackson, 58 (image credit:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/)
Randy Jackson born Randall Darius Jackson, is an American bassist, singer, record producer, entrepreneur, TV personality and former American Idol television music competition judge. Jackson is best known from his former work as a judge and later became mentor on American Idol and executive producer for MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. Jackson is no longer American Idol’s mentor. Randy Jackson was a session musician for the rock group Journey, from 1986 to 1987, and also in 1986, he played on Journey’s album Raised on Radio. Randy Jackson was born on June 23, 1956, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the son of Julia, a homemaker, and Herman Jackson, a plant foreman. He was first married to Elizabeth Jackson, but their marriage was dissolved in 1990, they had one daughter named Taylor.Jackson married Erika Riker, in 1995, with whom he has two children, a 14-year-old daughter named Zoe and a 12-year-old son named Jordan. Jackson lost 114 pounds (52 kg) in 2003, following gastric bypass surgery (operation is prescribed to treat morbid obesity) In February 2008, Jackson revealed in a television commercial that he has Type 2 diabetes.
4) Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon, 34, (image credit:by David Shankbone/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Cannon)
Nick Cannon, born Nicholas Scott “Nick” Cannon , 34, is an American comedian and actor, rapper, record producer, radio and TV personality and entrepreneur. Nick Cannon started on television when he was a teenager on a sketch comedy All That, before becoming a host on The Nick Cannon Show, America’s Got Talent and Wild ‘N Out. Cannon born to mother,Beth Hackett-Cannon, an accountant, and a motivational evangelist father, James Cannon. Growing up, He divided his time between his mother in San Diego where she is based, and his father in Charlotte, North Carolina, where his father is working.Cannon received his first break at age eleven, doing stand-up comedy on local cable, from his father’s access program. On April 30, 2008, Cannon married singer Mariah Carey at her private estate on Windermere Island in The Bahamas. Mariah Carey gave birth to fraternal twins in April 30,2011, her daughter is named Monroe Cannon (after the late actress Marilyn Monroe) and their son is named, Moroccan Scott Cannon. Cannon was rushed to a hospital on January 4, 2012 after suffering from mild kidney failure. On February 17, 2012, he was again hospitalized because of blood clots in his lungs. On March 5, 2012, Nick Cannon announced on March 5, 2012, that he had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, Lupus nephritis, which was the cause of his recent kidney problems. After rumors and much speculation of separation issues between him and Mariah Carey, Cannon confirmed in August 2014 that he and Carey had separated a few months earlier. Lupus nephritis is a kidney inflammation caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an immune system disease. SLE can also damage the skin, joints, nervous system, kidneys, and any organ or system in the body. Signs and symptoms of the lupus disease often last for many years. To treat lupus, doctors use a variety of medicines such as corticosteroids, monoclonal antibodies and aspirin, and keep the symptoms under control.
5) Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian West, 34
Kimberly “Kim” Kardashian West born Kimberly Noel Kardashian, 34, is an American actress, reality TV personality, social media personality, socialite, model and fashion designer and entrepreneur. Her father was Robert Kardashian, known as a defense lawyer for O.J. Simpson, the famous football player, who is Kardashian’s godfather, and her mother Kris Houghton who remarried after divorce from husband, Olympic decathon gold medal winner, Bruce Jenner. Her mother filed for divorced from Bruce Jenner on September 22, 2014. Kim Kardashian, who was 19 years old that time, eloped with music producer Damon Thomas in 2000, but in 2003, Thomas filed for divorce, though Kardashian cited their separation to physical and emotional abuse on his part. Kim Kardashian married briefly basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011 in a much publicized ceremony, however, Kardashian filed for divorce after 72 days of marriage, and was finalized in June 2013 with an undisclosed settlement. On that same month June 2013, Kardashian gave birth to a daughter, North West, from her then boyfriend, rapper Kanye West, which their relationship began in April 2012. In May 24, 2014, Kardashian and West were married at Fort di Belvedere, Florence, Italy. In 2011, Kim Kardashian noticed red, flaky patches on he legs, and was later diagnosed with psoriasis. Psoriasis is a common, chronic, relapsing and remitting, autoimmune skin disease, characterized by itchy red, scaly patches, papules and plaques. The skin disease can range from mild skin rashes to serious skin disorder that can be longer for few weeks or even months, but also subsides for a period of time, when taken cared of immediately. Various treatment can help control the psoriasis symptoms, but no cure is found for psoriasis. According to some experts or skin specialists, believed that psoriasis developed from stress, certain medications, drinking alcohol or smoking and can trigger an outbreak, but this skin disorder is treatable.
6) Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels, 51
Bret Michaels born Bret Michael Sychak is an American actor, singer, songwriter, musician, director, screenwriter, producer and reality TV personality, and also known hosting on the Travel Channel, who gained fame as the lead vocalist of the Poison glam metal band. Bret Michaels was also known as the winner on Celebrity Apprentice 3 reality show on NBC and was also featured in Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It, his own reality docu-series, inspiring Custom Built, his highest charting album as a solo artist, reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock list. When Michaels was at the age of six he fell ill, and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, during a three-week stay in the hospital. Michaels has two daughters from his relationship with Kristi Lynn Gibson, Raine Elizabeth Sychak was born in May 2000, and Jorja Bleu Sychak was born in May 2005. They are living in Scottsdale, Arizona.Bret Michaels’ fear that his daughter, Raine was borderline diabetic, was a recurring element during Michaels’ stay on The Celebrity Apprentice 3, where he appeared to raise money for the American Diabetes Association, declared the winner of that season, and also his daughter, Raine, appeared on May 23, 2010’s season finale. Bret Michaels was rushed to the hospital on April 12, 2010, after suffering intense stomach pains, and underwent an emergency appendectomy was performed. On April 21 or April 22, 2010, sources differ), According to sources on April 21 or April 22, 2010, Bret Michaels was again rushed to the hospital, this time with an extreme headache.Doctors discovered that he had suffered a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage, and was in critical condition, while some reports stated he was in stable condition. Michael’s representatives reported on April 28, that he was conscious and can speak for the first time since his hospitalization, although slowly. It was reported on May 20, 2010, on his official website that Bret Michaels has been readmitted to the hospital after suffering numbness on the left side of his body, and was found out that he has a patent foramen ovale (PFO) a hole in the heart, while undergoing diagnostic tests. His condition is operable and treatable according to report, and his doctors believe they have diagnosed the problem that caused the transient ischemic attack (TIA) or referred to as mini-strokes or warning stroke, but that the doctors feel it is unlikely related to the brain hemorrhage he suffered just a few weeks earlier. Doctors inserted a catheter into vein in Michaels’ groin, and guided a device up into his heart, to repair the damage, where it will stay permanently to stop abnormal blood flow between the two chambers of the heart. Blood clots can cause Transient ischemic stroke, also known as mini-stroke or mild stroke, and the difference between a stroke and mini-stroke is that a blockage is temporary, and there is no permanent damage to the brain.
7) Marcia Cross
Marcia Cross, 52
Marcia Anne Cross an American television actress known for her roles in Fox soap opera Melrose Place in 1992 to 1997, as Dr.Kimberly Shaw, and on the ABC comedy drama series Desperate Housewives in 2004 to 2012 as Bree Van de Kamp. Marcia Cross was the long-time partner of actor Richard Jordan, who was 25 years her senior. On August 30, 1993, Jordan died from a brain cancer. On June 24, 2006, Cross married stockbroker Tom Mahoney. Soon after their wedding, Cross underwent in vitro fertilization, which was successful. In February 2007, before her 45th birthday, Cross gave birth to fraternal twin daughters, Eden and Savannah. Since she was 14 years old, Cross claimed she has been suffering from migraine, that she is a paid spokesperson for GlaxoSmithKline’s migraine medication. Cross said at the first sign her migraine attack, she takes the medication, and said the pain is bearable lasts more than five hours. Migraine is a chronic neurological disease, characterizing by moderate to extreme headaches, which is often times associated with number of autonomic nervous system symptoms. Migraines are believed caused by environmental and genetic factors. During migraine or headache occur, an aura symptoms is a transient focal neurological phenomenon. These auras appear gradually over a number of minutes and last commonly less than 60 minutes. Most symptoms can be visual, sensory or motor in nature and many people experience more than one.
8) Montel Williams
Montel Williams, 58, (image credit:by David Shankbone/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/)
Born Montel Brian Anthony Williams is an American actor, television personality, radio talk show host, best known as host of the long-running The Montel Williams Show, and also as a spokesman for the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), recently. Williams is the founder and also active with the nonprofit MS Foundation, which he founded after being diagnosed in 1999 with multiple sclerosis. Williams was first married to Rochele See, and together they has two daughters, Ashley Williams (born 1984) and Maressa Williams (born 1988). On June 6, 1992, Williams married a burleque dancer, Grace Morley but ended in divorce in 2000. They have a son, Montel Brian Hank Williams (born 1993), and a daughter, Wyntergrace Williams (born 1994). Montel Williams proposed to girlfriend Tara Fowler, in July 2006, an American Airlines flight attendant, and married on October 6, 2007, in a beach in Bermuda. Williams has stated openly that he uses medical cannabis, stating it helps to ease his neuropathic pain caused by his multiple sclerosis. Williams has become a vocal advocate of cannabis, supporting efforts to pass medical cannabis laws in states, as well as calling for full legalization. Williams stated that snowboarding is his best therapy for Multiple Sclerosis, he said that when he stand up, he need first to hold on to something and position his legs, because he thought of falling down if he walk immediately. Williams also stated that he usually take a test step, at the time. But when he is doing snowboarding and his feet are strapped in, he said that he feels that his brain seems to be connected to his legs and start to balance and walking after snowboarding, and there is a physical change before going up to the mountain and when he come down, the benefits last for days. Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers the brain’s nerve cells and spinal cord are damaged, and this damage disrupts the ability of the nervous system’s parts to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, also physical, mental and sometimes psychiatric problems. Multiple Sclerosis takes several forms, with new symptoms either that occurs in isolated attacks or relapsing forms, or building up over time or progressive forms, between attacks, symptoms may disappear completely, but if the disease advances, permanent neurological problems often occur. Williams stated in an interview, that he has been suffering MS disease for ten years, and by paying close attention to three things, his diet, exercise and medication.
9) Hugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving, 54
Hugo Weaving in 2003
Hugo Wallace Weaving, is an Australian-British movie actor, best known for his roles in The Matrix trilogy as Agent Smith, in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy as Elrond, and in The Hobbit film trilogy. Weaving provided the voice for the character Rex in the film Babe, in Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two as Noah and in the film series Transformers as Megatron and in numerous Australian character dramas in starring roles. Weaving was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 13. Since 1984, Hugo Weaving is living with long time partner, Katrina Greenwood with their two children,Harry, born in 1989 and daughter Holly, born in 1993, and currently residing in Sydney, Australia. Epilepsy is a neurological disorders group characterized by epileptic seizures, an episodes that lasts from few seconds to few minutes, which sometimes, a person lost consciousness, almost undetectable to long periods of seizures affecting mental and physical functions of a person. Most cases of epilepsy has unknown causes, although some people develop epilepsy as the result of brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, and drug and alcohol misuse. Genetic mutations are linked to a small proportion of the disease.
10) Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels, 40
Jillian Michaels, 40, is an American TV personality, personal trainer, businesswoman, and author from Los Angeles, also best known for her appearances on The Biggest Loser on NBC and Losing It With Jillian, and her appearance on The Doctors, a talk show. As a personal trainer, Michaels uses a strength training techniques with her clients as a personal trainer such as yoga, kickboxing, Pilates a method with controlled movements, plyometrics also known as jump training or plyos and weight training. Michaels has two children with her partner Heidi Rhoades. In May 2012, Michaels adopted their then-two-year-old daughter from Haiti and on that same month, her partner, Heidi Rhoades gave birth to a son. When Michaels was a child, she was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ADHD is a psychiatric disorder of the neurodevelopmental type in which a child or person having problems of attention, hyperactivity, or acting impulsively that are not appropriate for the age of the person. The ADHD symptoms usually begin by age six to twelve and persist for more than six months for a diagnosis to be made. Individuals during school-aged who suffers from inattention symptoms often result in poor school performance. Jillian Michaels is suffering from endometriosis and Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), also called hyperandrogenic anovulation (HA), or Stein–Leventhal syndrome, is one of the most common endocrine disorders among women. PCOS is a genetic diseases and has a diverse range of causes that are not entirely understood. The most common immediate symptoms are anovulation or menstrual cycle, excess androgenic or testoid hormones, and insulin resistance. Anovulation commonly a result in irregular menstruation, amenorrhea,and ovulation-related infertility. The hormone imbalance causes acne, hirsutism (excessive hairiness in those parts of the body where thick hair does not normally occur or is minimal such in chest or beard) insulin resistance associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol levels. Endometriosis occurs When cells from the uterus lining become displaced and grow in other areas of the body or abdomen causing pain, irregular bleeding, and problems of infertility.
11) Elizabeth Hasselbeck
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 37 (image credit:www.zimbio.com)
Elisabeth DelPadre Filarski- Hasselbeck , 37, is an American TV personality and talk show host. Hasselbeck replaced American-Chinese journalist and writer, Lisa Ling as the fourth co-host on The View, in November 2003, with her co-hosts Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters, and left the show in July 2013 after almost ten years on the show. In September 2013, Gretchen Carlson replaced Hasselbeck as the female co-host of Fox & Friends. Elizabeth Filarski -Hasslebeck married her football player husband, Tim Hasselbeck on July 6, 2002. They have a daughter, Grace Elisabeth (born April 2005), and two sons, Taylor Thomas (born November 2007 and Isaiah Timothy (born August 2009. Hasselbeck is living with celiac disease or Coeliac disease and often called, celiac sprue, is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestines that occurs in genetic susceptibility to a disease to people of all ages from infancy to older people. Symptoms is characterized by pain and discomfort in the digestive tract, chronic constipation and diarrhea, failure to thrive or or weight faltering in children, anaemia and fatigue, but in some cases, these may be absent, and symptoms in other organ system.People suffering with coeliac disease often noted with vitamin deficiencies, causing to reduced the ability of the small intestine to properly absorb nutrients from food. Coeliac disease is caused by a reaction to gliadin, a prolamin or gluten protein found in wheat, and similar proteins found in the crops of the tribe Triticeae (which includes other common grains such as barley and rye). The only known effective treatment is a lifelong gluten-free diet.
12) Jennifer Esposito
Jennifer Esposito, 41
is an American actress, dancer, and model, known for her appearances in the films, I Still Know Waht You Did Last Summer, Summer of Sam
and in the Spin City
television series, The Looney Tunes Show, Samantha Who?
and in 2010, she joined the Blue Bloods
series as Detective Jackie Curatola
during its first season as the partner of Donnie Wahlberg
who played as Detective Danny Reagan
. Esposito had an argument with CBS during the third season, regarding doctor’s advise for her to cut back working hours because of her Celiac disease,
after Esposito collapsed on set, and was not able to work for few weeks. Esposito informed CBS regarding her medical condition that would limit her working hours. CBS announced on October 20, 2012, that her character was put on indefinite leave, and replaced her character ultimately, rather than work in limited working hours. Esposito appeared that season for only in six episodes, but given starring billing in all of them, and Esposito was not allowed by CBS to take another role while she was under contract with Blue Bloods.
Esposito joined the casts of Taxi Brooklyn
in 2014. In the October 2011 episode on The Late Show with David Letterman,
Esposito announced that she had been diagnosed with celiac disease.
Esposito opened a gluten-free bakery in 2012, called Jennifer’s Way Bakery
in East Village, Manhattan. On December 30, 2006, Jennifer Esposito married actor Bradley Cooper
which ended in divorce November 2007. In 2009, Esposito became engaged to Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis
in 2009, but separated in August 2010. On November 16, 2014, Esposito was married to British model Louis Dowler
, in New York City. Celiac disease
is a digestive disease that creates an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley products, and consumption of these foods, results
in symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting and constipation.
13) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox, 53
Michael J. Fox, OC (Order of Canada), born Michael Andrew Fox is a Canadian-American film and television actor, producer and advocate, best known for his roles as Marty McFly in the 1985 to 1990’s film trilogy Back to the Future. In 1991, Michael J.Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and kept secret about his condition to the public in 1998. In 2000, Fox semi-retired from acting as the symptoms of his Parkinson’s disease worsened. Since Fox learned about his disease, he became an advocate for research finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease, and created the Michael J. Fox Foundation. On March 5, 2010,Karolinska Institute of Sweden gave Fox, a honoris causa doctorate for his work in advocating a cure for Parkinson’s disease. On July 16, 1988, Fox married actress Tracy Pollan at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont. Together they have four children, Sam Michael (born May 30, 1989), twins Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances (born February 15, 1995), and Esmé Annabelle (born November 3, 2001). In 1998, Fox had a thalamotomy, an invasive procedure, effective for involuntary shaking such as the case with Parkinson’s disease (PD), where a selected thalamus portion is surgically removed. Fox managed his PD with the drug Sinemet. Neurosurgeons use specialized equipment to locate an area of the thalamus, usually choosing to work on only one side which commonly is the side opposite that of the worst tremors or shaking. However, due to increase of complication and risk, including problems of vision and speech, bilateral procedures are poorly accepted. The positive effects on tremors are fast. Other less destructive procedures such as subthalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS),are also preferred, since this procedure can also improve tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Subthalamotomy is a kind of brain surgery in which the subthalamic nucleus is destroyed or removed in attempt to help alleviate movement disorders such as tremors or shaking often associated with Parkinson’s disease, which often develop after the age of 50’s. Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to walk and move normally, and the PD symptoms include shaking, problems with balance, difficulty swallowing, difficulty making facial expressions and muscle aches and pains.
14) Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton, 47
Toni Braxton born Toni Michele Braxton is an American actress and television personality, R&B singer, songwriter, musician, pianist, record producer and philanthropist, Braxton gained fame in the 1990’s and quickly established herself as an R&B icon and became one of the best-selling female artists during the 1990s. Braxton was named Queen of R&B and being recognized as one of the most outstanding voices of 1990’s generation. Braxton met musician Keri Lewis of Mint Condition, when his group, joined her on tour, and they married on April 21, 2001. Toni Braxton gave birth to their first child, a son named Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis also in 2001. Toni Braxton found out that she was pregnant with her second child, in 2002, while in the process for her fourth studio album’s release, and the complication of her pregnancy confined her to bed rest. In March 2003, Braxton gave birth to her second son, Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis, and her son has been diagnosed with autism. Braxton has since become involved and served as the International Spokesperson with Autism Speaks. Braxton announced in November 2009, through her lawyer, Antavius Weems, that she and her husband, Keri Lewis, had separated. Rumors surfaced that Braxton had been diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2007, but she stated to Access Hollywood that the breast cancer rumors were not true and that her health is in great condition. But Braxton underwent a surgery for the removal of benign breast lump in 2008. Braxton was hospitalized briefly on April 8, 2008, and her remaining dates on the show was cancelled , which was scheduled to end on August 23, 2008.Toni Braxton later, revealed, during her appearance on Dancing with the Stars Season 7, that she has been diagnosed with microvascular angina(small vessel disease). Braxton revealed to CBS News on November 18, 2010, that she had been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a life-threatening autoimmune disease, in which her brother is also a carrier of the disease, and her uncle died of complications from lupus. She underwent a surgery while taping her Braxton Family Values reality series. On December 2012, she was admitted in a Los Angeles’ hospital due to minor health issues related to her disease, lupus. Systemic lupus erythematosus often abbreviated as SLE or lupus, is a systemic autoimmune disease or autoimmune connective tissue disease in which the immune system of our body mistakenly attacks normal and healthy tissue of the body. Lupus or SLE, can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs, and can result in symptoms, such as inflammation and swelling. When the immune system is function normally, it makes proteins called antibodies that protect and fight against antigens, like viruses and bacteria. Lupus causes the immune system to be unable to differentiate antigens and healthy tissue. Chronic means that the signs and symptoms intend to last longer for more than six weeks and often for many years.
15) Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga, 28 (image credit:www.fanpop.com)
Lady Gaga born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Lady Gaga was also diagnosed with lupus, but the disease is in early stages, and so the probable recovery is good. However, she had a disease similar to lupus known as Synovitis, that she had to cancel a part of her tour, because of this disease. Synovitis is the medical term for synovial membrane inflammation, the membrane lines joints which possess cavities, known as synovial joints. The Synovitis is commonly a painful condition, specially when the joint is moved. The affected joint swells due to synovial fluid collection. Synovitis can occur related with arthritis, lupus and gout, and other conditions and people with synovitis has difficulty to move or walk without assistance. Lady Gaga stated on the Larry King show, that lupus is in her family and it is genetic. She also stated that there is no sign or symptoms of lupus yet, however, she was tested borderline positive for the lupus disease.
16) Jack Osborne
Jack Osbourne, 29
Jack Joseph Osbourne is an English media personality, best known as a MTV star of reality series The Osbournes in 2002 to 2005, with his father Ozzy, mother Sharon and sister Kelly. Jack Osbourne has pursued a career as a fitness and travel reporter, presenting shows Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie from 2005 to 2009 and in 2007’s Saving Planet Earth on BBC. In 2012, Osbourne, was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Osbourne got drunk for the first time on whisky during his 13th birthday, and has been drinking regularly at the age of 14, and had started smoking marijuana and began partying. On April 21, 2003, Jack Osbourne made headlines when he was admitted to a child psychiatric ward due to OxyContin addiction. Jack Osbourne became a drug addict after suffering from depression and after learning that his mother Sharon Osbourne was diagnosed with colon cancer. He attempted suicide by taking a prescription drugs and cutting his hands with shards of glass, after self-destructive behavior came to his head when he heard his girlfriend was picked up her phone from a call by her ex-boyfriend when he called her. Jack Osbourne woke up 12 hours later, but still continued using drugs until he realized that he “never wants to feel this way ever again” and confined himself into a psychiatric ward, and spent ten days detoxing and was later moved to Malibu in an adolescent rehabilitation center, where he enrolled in a recovery program. On October 7, 2012, Jack Osbourne married Lisa Stelly in Hawaii. On April 24, 2012, Jack Osbourne’s first daughter was born, named Pearl Clementine. Osbourne and his wife announced in August 2013, that they were expecting their second child, however, on September 6, 2013, Osbourne’s wife Lisa revealed she suffered a miscarriage in her second trimester; they had been expecting a son. Jack Osbourne announced in June 2012, that he had been diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Osbourne stated that he experienced symptoms for years including blindness in one eye, numbness in both legs, and problems with his bladder, bowel, and stomach. Osbourne injects daily with Copaxone medication, uses vitamin supplements and hormone replacement therapy, and underwent stem cell therapy in Europe. Osbourne has changed his lifestyle, such as minimizing stress, exercising regularly, and altering his diet. But he revealed that his doctors urged him to stop joining highly intensive physical workouts and revealed of his fear of a rapid decline during his appearance in October 2013, on Dancing with the Stars.Osbourne stated that he felt the odd tingling down his legs a bit, and occasional bout of fatigue, but he did not suffer from any severe symptoms.
17) Michaele Salahi
Michaele Salahi and former husband Tareq Salahi (image credit:www.zimbio.com)
Michaele Salahi born Michaele Ann Holt Schon, is an American self-proclaimed model and socialite, also known for her role in a reality show The Real Housewives of D.C. in 2010. In November 2009, Michaele and her former husband American former vintner or wine maker, public official, and television personality, Tareq Salahi, gained national attention allegedly, after crashing a White House state dinner in honor of Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India.Tareq reported on September 13, 2011, that his wife, Michaele was missing and maybe kidnapped after his wife, had called him to say that she was on her way to her mother’s house, but, according to her mother, she had not arrived. Michaele Salahi was soon located, after law enforcement authorities discovered that she had run off with rock band Journey guitarist, Neal Schon and she did not want to let her husband, Tareq Salahi where she was.Tareq filed for divorce on September 16, 2011, from Michaele on the grounds of adultery and abandonment or separation. However, Tareq withdraw the case shortly, but on December 15, 2011, Michaele filed for divorce, citing the grounds of cruelty and constructive desertion. On December 22, 2011, Tareq then filed new divorce suit responding to Michaele’s divorce suit, on the grounds of adultery, desertion and constructive desertion. An anonymous source close to the situation, revealed that Neal Schon had agreed to pay Tareq Salahi, he amount of $12,000 plus Tareq’s mortgage payments over the next year to settle the case. Schon proposed to Michaele, on October 14, 2012, and married on December 15, 2013. Michaele was suffering from multiple sclerosis, a disease that tormented her adult life. Michaele tried to lower the risk of the complications by not eating a lot. Michaele was scheduled to appear on VH1’s show Celebrity Rehab, in 2011 seeking help in managing her Multiple Sclerosis and related stress, but the producers turned her away because she did not have any addiction or substance abuse problem.
18) Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez, age 22
Born Selena Marie Gomez, is an American actress and singer, born and grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas. Selena Gomez drawn public attention when her relationship with fellow Disney star, Nick Jonas was revealed, and later appeared with the Jonas Brothers in the music video for the Burnin’ Up song. This controversy fueled rumors of a feud between Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus, who was known previously as the girlfriend of Nick Jonas, and the controversy helped Gomez to achieve success for her single Naturally. Gomez and Jonas ended their romantic relationship during that time, and was later linked to actor Taylor Lautner for few months but also ended up in separation. After her split up with Lautner, Gomez and Jonas were again in a relationship, but split again few months later. Selena Gomez attended the Vanity Affair Oscar Party on February 27, 2011, with Canadian singer Justin Bieber, and after months of media speculation they confirmed their relationship, which gained much media attention, and the couple were named by online sites as Jelena. After almost two years together, Gomez and Bieber ended their relationship in early November 2012, and later reconciled that month. In December 2013, Selena Gomez canceled the Australian and Asian leg of her Stars Dance Tour, and said, she would be taking time to spendwith her family. Gomez was confined two weeks at Dawn at The Meadows, a treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona,that specializes in treating addiction and trauma in young people the following months. According to Gomez’ representative that Gomez had stayed there voluntarily but not due to substance abuse, but was speculation that she was depressed that led her stay in a rehab, because of her on-again-off-again relationship with Justin Bieber. It was confirmed that Gomez had fired her mother and stepfather as her managers in April of that year, whom the two had managed Gomez since the beginning of her singing and acting career. Her mom Mandy, gave birth to her at the age of 16, and her grandparents often took care of Selena while her parents are still attending school. Selena Gomez had a close relationship with her grandparents as a child. Gomez’ parents divorced when she was 5 years old, and her mother, remarried in 2006 to Brian Teefey. Gomez was diagnosed with the auto-immune disease lupus.
Seal born Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, is an English soul and R&B singer and songwriter, known for his numerous international hits, including Kiss from a Rose, which appeared on the 1995 soundtrack for Batman Foerever film. From 2012 to 2013, Seal was a coach on The Voice Australia. Seal was born to a Nigerian mother, Adebisi Ogundeji and Brazilian father, Francis Samuel, born in Paddington, London, England. On May 10, 2005, Seal married German model Heidi Klum, on a beach in Costa Careves, Mexico near Seal’s home. The couple have three other children, sons Henry Günther Adeola Dashtu Samuel (born September 12, 2005), Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel (born November 22, 2006, and daughter Lou Sulola Samuel (born October 9, 2009). On May 5, 2004, Heidi Klum gave birth to Flavio Briatore’s daughter, Helene “Leni” Boshoven Klum in New York City, with Seal on her side. Seal officially adopted Klum’s daughter, Leni in 2009 changing her last name to Samuel. Seal and Klum announced on January 22, 2012, that they were separating after almost 7 years of marriage. On April 6, 2012, Klum filed for divorce from Seal, and also requested that her name be restored to her birth name of Heidi Klum. Seal suffers from a special type of lupus known as discoid lupus erythematosus, that affects the skin, that causes sores and hair loss which he was diagnosed during his teen age days. A person with discoid lupus has ten percent that will can develop systemic lupus. Seal’s DLE caused his cheek scars, as well as significant scalp involvement and causing hair loss, and his condition has been in remission for some time though his scars remain. Some speculations on how he got the scars, also rumors that he got his scars during a tribal fight.
Tamia, 39 (image credit:www.zimbio.com)
Tamia born Tamia Marilyn Hill is a Canadian R&B, neo-soul, pop, hip hop, gospel, jazz and soft rock singer-songwriter. Tamia is also known for her first Top 40 hit on the R&B charts You Put A Move On My Heart, Stranger in My House, her 2001 hit, Fabolous’ 2003 hit Into You (which samples her So Into You 1998 song), Me her 2006 hit and her 2012 hit Beautiful Surprise. Tamia was introduced to Grant Hill by singer Anita Baker in Detroit, Michigan. On July 24, 1999, Tamia married Hill. Tamia gave birth to a daughter, Myla Grace Hill, on January 23, 2002 and her second daughter, Lael Rose is born on August 9, 2007. It was announced in 2003, on Extra, that Tamia had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Tamia stated in an interview with Smooth magazine, that the disease seems in remission and that she has symptoms occasional but they are under control.
21) Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott, 43, (image credit:www.zimbio.com)
Missy Elliott born Melissa Arnette Elliott, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer, best known for working with famous singers Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson, as well as contemporary artists Keyshia Cole, G Dragon, Monica, Tamia and Ciara. Missy Elliot is the only child of power-company coordinator mother Patricia, and U.S. Marine father, Ronnie, during those times, the family lived in a mobile home in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Elliott grew up affected by domestic abuse caused by her father, and could not sleep over or stay longer at any of her friends’ homes due to fear that when she comes home and find her mother dead. Elliott and her mother finally escaped when she was 14, from her father by sneaking out disguising as of a normal bus ride, and went to a family member’s home where all of their possessions, save a spoon and blanket, were loaded into a U-Haul truck. Elliott claimed she has not forgiven his father, although she and her father talk occasionally. Missy Elliott stated that she wants to start a family, but has the fear of giving birth and said she prefer adopting a baby. Elliott revealed in People magazine in June 2011, due to her hyperthyroid disorder known as Grave’s disease she was inactive from the music industry, explaining that she could not even hold a pen to write songs after she experienced severe symptoms from the condition. Elliott’s symptoms stabilized and she announced that she would like to get back to her career after treatment. Graves’ disease or Flajani-Basedow-Graves disease, is an autoimmune disease, commonly affecting most the thyroid, causing frequently enlargement of goiter to twice its size or more, become overactive, with related hyperthyroid symptoms, such as increased heartbeat, muscle weakness, disturbed sleep, and irritability. Hyperthyroid can also affect the eyes, causing bulging eyes or called exophthalmos, a bulging of the eye, and affects other systems of the body, such as skin, heart, circulation and nervous system.The displacement of the eye in the case of the Grave’s disease, is due to abnormal connective tissue deposition in the orbit and extraocular muscles which can be visualized by CT scan or Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Diagnosis is preformed commonly, on the basis of symptoms, although thyroid hormone tests may be useful, specially to monitor treatment. Grave’s disease is also classified as typr II noncytotoxic hypersensitivity. According to some experts, Grave’s disease has no non-invasive or natural way to cure it. There are no specific diets and foods that can change thyroid function, but consuming healthy foods, is much better for the body, which will fight against infection and further development of the disease.
22) Venus Williams
Venus Williams, 34
Venus Williams born Venus Ebony Starr Williams is an American professional tennis player, as of November 10, 2014, she ranked World No. 18 in singles and former World No. 1 tennis player. She was born to parents Richard Williams and mother Oracene Price-Williams in Lynwood, California.In the quarterfinals,Venus Williams defeated former champion Lindsay Davenport and in the semifinals, she defeated Belgian Tennis player Kim Clijsters to advance to her fourth consecutive Wimbledon final, where she lost again to sister Serena.Venus Williams’s last event of the year is during the Wimbledon, due to abdominal injury that occurred during the match against Clijsters which prevented her from playing again.Venus and Serena Williams’s older sister Yetunde Price, 31, who was Venus and Serena’s personal assistant, was shot dead in Compton, California, in 2003, near the courts on which the sisters once practiced. Williams received her associate degree in Fashion Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale on December 13, 2007. Venus Williams’s longtime boyfriend, pro golfer Hank Kuehne, was always seen from the time of 2007’s Wimbledon until 2010. Kuehne and Williams split up, and soon Kuehne married his current wife, Andy in May 2011.Venus Williams is currently dating Cuban model Elio Pis whom she met during a fashion show of Venus’ fashion line, EleVen where, Pis is one of the model. Williams was forced to withdraw from the US Open before her second-round match, after she was diagnosed in 2011, with a Sjögren’s syndrome. Venus adopted a vegan diet, after her diagnosis, and also reduced her intake of calories and sugars. Venus is a Jehovah’s Witness like her mother and sister, and has a practice of not voting, however, Venus has expressed her support for the U.S. President Barack Obama. Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the white blood cells of the body destroy the exocrine glands, such as the salivary (producing saliva) and lacrimal glands (producing tears). The immune-mediated attack on the salivary and lacrimal glands leads to the development of xerostomia (dry mouth) and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eyes), which takes place in relation with lymphocytic infiltration of the glands and the inflammatory process eventually severely damages or destroys the glands.
23) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones, age 45, (image by Shankbone/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/)
Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress, started her acting career at an early age. She gained fame after her Hollywood movies such as Tha Mask of Zorro in 1998 and in 1999’s crime thriller film, Entrapment, after she appeared in several British and American television films, such as The Darling Buds of May, from 1991 until 1993. Her breakthrough role was in the 2000’s film Traffic. In August 1998, Zeta-Jones met actor Michael Douglas in France, after they were both introduced by actor Danny DeVito, and on November 18, 2000, they were married at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, after the finalization of Michael Douglas’ divorce. The couple have two children, son Dylan Michael (born August 8, 2000) and daughter Carys Zeta (born April 20, 2003). People claimed in August 2013, that Douglas and Zeta-Jones began living separately in May 2013. The couple was reported on November 1, 2013, to have reconciled and that Zeta-Jones had moved back into their New York apartment. Zeta-Jones sought treatment for bipolar II disorder in April 2011, checking herself into Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, and checked again into a health care clinic in April 2013, for further treatment related to her bipolar disorder.
24) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson, 58
Mel Gibson born Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson AO (Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia), is an American actor, producer and filmmaker, and screenwriter, best known as an action hero for playing the roles in the Lethal Weapon films series as Martin Riggs and as Max Rockatansky in the first three films, Mad Max. Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York, but at age 12, he and his family moved to Sydney, Australia. Mel Gibson produced, directed, and played the starring role in the film Braveheart in 1995. He also directed and produced the controversial and successful film The Passion of the Christ in 2004, controversial film depicting the last hours in the life of Jesus Christ. Mel Gibson married dental nurse, Robyn Moore on June 7, 1980, in a Roman Catholic church in Forestville, New South Wales. They have one daughter, Hannah (born in 1980), and six sons, Edward (born on June 2, 1982), and twin brother, Christian (born on June 2, 1982), William (born in 1985), Louis (born in 1988), Milo (born in 1990), Thomas (born in 1999); and three grandchildren as of 2011. Mel and Robyn Gibson separated on July 29, 2006 after 26 years of marriage, and their divorce was finalized on December 23, 2011, and the settlement with his ex-wife was said to be the highest in Hollywood history. The filing of divorce is due to the publication of photographs on March 2009, appearing Gibson on a beach embracing Russian pianist, Oksana Grigorieva. Oksana Grigorieva. who had previously had a son with actor Timothy Dalton, gave birth to Gibson’s daughter Lucia (born on October 30, 2009). However Gibson and Grigorieva had split in April 2010. Gibson claimed that he started drinking at the age of 13. Mel Gibson also stated that he is manic depressive also known as bipolar disorder, in a 2002 interview about his time at National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder (and originally called manic-depressive illness), is a mental disorder which is characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression. The elevated mood is known as mania or hypomania, a state of mood, which depends on the severity or whether there is psychosis. During mania an individual feels or acts abnormally happy, energetic, or irritable.
25) Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields, 49
Brooke Shields is an American actress, model and former child model and star, best known for her leading role in Louis Malle’s controversial 1978 film, Pretty Baby, where she played as a child prostitute in New Orleans on the 20th century. Shields garnered fame for her role, and she continued to model into her late teenage years and starred in several dramas in the 1980s, such as in 1980’s film The Blue Lagoon and and in 1981’s Franco Zeffirelli’s film, Endless Love. Shields has been married twice. Brooke Shields was married to professional tennis player Andrei Agassi on April 19, 1997, however the couple divorced on April 9, 1999, but the couple had been together since 1993. Shields married television writer Chris Henchy on April 4, 2001, after they met in 1999 through mutual friends. The couple has two daughters, Rowan Francis and Grier Hammond. Shields revealed to magazines such as Guideposts between April and May 2005, and also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and revealed her battle with postpartum depression, an experience that suffers from severe depression, thoughts of suicide, an inability to perform duties to her baby’s needs and delayed maternal bonding. Her postpartum depression may have been triggered by a traumatic childbirth, the death of her father three weeks earlier, stress from in vitro fertilization, a miscarriage and a family history of depression, as well as the hormones life changes brought after giving birth to her baby. In May 2005, Actor Tom Cruise, known as a Scientologist, whose beliefs frown upon psychiatry, condemned Shields, both personally and professionally, for both using and speaking in favor of the drug Paxil, an antidepressant medication. Tom Cruise apologized in private to Shields for the incident, which Shields accepted and said that Cruise’s apology, was “heartfelt.” Postpartum depression (PPD), also known as postnatal depression, is a type of clinical depression which can affect women after giving birth.
26) Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher, 58, (image credit:www.zimbio.com)
Carrie Fisher born Carrie Frances Fisher, is an American actress, screenwriter, novelist and performance artist, best known for her role in the original Star Wars trilogy as Princess Leia Organa, and will reprise the character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Fisher was born to parents, actors, Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds in Beverly Hills, California, with other siblings, Todd Fisher, her younger brother is producer and actor, and her half-sisters are actresses Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher, whose mother is the singer and actress Connie Stevens. Carrie Fisher’s parents divorce when she was aged two, after her father, Eddie Fisher left her mom, Debbie Reynolds for her best friend, actress Elizabeth Taylor, the widow of her father’s best friend actor Mike Todd (who died from a plane crash in 1958). Her mother, Reynolds, married shoe store chain owner Harry Karl, following that year, who secretly spent Reynolds’s life savings because of his gambling and bad investments. From 1997 until 1983, Carrie Fisher dated musician Paul Simon and was then married to him from August 1983 to July 1984. After the couple’s divorce, they dated again for a time. Fisher had a relationship with Bryan Lourd, Creative Artists Agency principal and casting agent, and together, they had one child, Billie Catherine Lourd (born July 17, 1992). Fisher and Lourd’s relationship ended when Lourd came out as bisexual, and left to be in a relationship with another man. Lourd and Fisher were never legally married although, Fisher described Lourd as her second husband in a 2004 interview. Fisher also had a close relationship with English singer-songwriter, James Blunt, where he spent much of his time at Fisher’s residence. George Wayne of Vanity Fair wanted Fisher to explain if their relationship was sexual, but Fisher dismissed the suggestion. A lobbyist, R. Gregory “Greg” Stevens, was found dead on February 26, 2005, in Fisher’s California home due to an overdose of OxyContin compounded by obstructive sleep apnea. Carrie Fisher claimed that Stevens’s ghost haunted her mansion, which unsettled her, she stated in an interview, and admitted taking drugs again that year. Fisher discussed her problems publicly, with drugs, her struggle with bipolar disorder, and how she overcome her addiction to prescription medications on 20/20 on ABC and The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive with Stephen Fry for the BBC.This interview was followed by a similar appearance on December 12, 2008 on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson, where she discussed her electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatments, claiming she receives ECT every six weeks. Fisher revealed in another interview while she was in Sydney, Australia, that she had a cocaine addiction during The Empire Strikes Back‘s filming, and also survived an overdose.
27) Herschel Walker
Herschel Walker, 52
Herschel Junior Walker is a former college and professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial arts artist, started his football career with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League (USFL), and later joined the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL), he also played for the Minnesota Vikings,Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. Walker was born to blue collar working class parents, Willis and Christine Walker, born in Wrightsville, Georgia, he has six siblings. Walker stated, when he was young, he was overweight and had a speech disorders, but his mother, taught him not to make an excuses in his life about his speech problems. In 1983, Herschel Walker married Cindy DeAngelis Grossman, his college sweetheart, but their marriage ended in divorce in 2002, after 19 years of marriage. Together, they have a son, Christian. Walker claimed he was diagnosed of a mental condition known as dissociative identity disorder (DID), a coping mechanism to help you overcome something, also known as multiple personality disorder. Walker was a contestant in the Donald Trump’s reality television show, Celebrity Apprentice second season. Although Walter owns a food service company, he failed as a Project Manager and was fired during the 8th episode, on a task to create a new meal for Schwan’s LiveSmart frozen food line. Walker has a tae kwon do fifth-degree black belt.
28) Paula Deen
Paula Deen, 67
Paula Ann Hiers Deen is an American celebrity chef and host of a television cooking show. Paula Deen is residing in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons restaurant with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen. Paula Deen has published fourteen cookbooks. Paula Deen still uses the surnmae Deen from her first marriage, although she is married to Michael Groover since 2004. Deen was born Paula Ann Hiers to parents Corrie A. Paul and Earl Wayne Hiers, Sr. in Albany, Georgia. Before she reach age 23, Deen’s parents died, and her early marriage ended in divorce. Deen was at age 20’s, when she suffered from Panic attacks, are periods of intense fear or anxiety and Agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder,characterized by anxiety where the patient perceives certain environments as dangerous or uncomfortable. Deen began to focus on cooking for her family as something she could do without leaving her house. Deen learned Southern cooking from her grandmother, Irene Paul, one of the only places Deen felt safe was at her own stove, making as many pots of chicken and dumplings. In 1965, Paula Deen was married to Jimmy Deen, and divorced in 1989. Paula Deen was left with only $200 and money was tight raising both her kids and her younger brother, Earl “Bubba”. Paula Deen worked various jobs such as she tried hanging wallpaper, working as a bank teller, and selling real estate and insurance to support her family. Deen later started a catering service, making sandwiches and meals, which her sons Jamie and Bobby delivered. In 2004, Deen married Michael Groover in 2004, a tugboat captain in the Port of Savannah, Georgia.Paula Deen announced in January 2012, she has had type 2 diabetes for the last three years.
29) Margot Kidder
Margot Kidder, 66
Margot Kidder born Margaret Ruth “Margot” Kidder is a Canadian-American actress known for her appearance in 1970 to 1980’s films such as Sisters, Black Christmas, The Great Waldo Pepper, The Amityville Horror and Heartaches. Margot Kidder is best known for her role as Lois Lane in Superman movies starred by actor Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent and Superman in 1978 films. Kidder has been married and divorced three times, first to American novelist Thomas McGuane, and together they have a daughter Maggie McGuane (born October 28, 1976), and later married second husband, actor John Heard, for six days in 1979 , played the role as Peter McCallister in Home Alone film series and third husband was French film director Philippe de Broca. Kidder stated that she prefers her dogs companionship, after her divorce from De Broca. Kidder has two grandchildren, Maisie and Charlie Kirn, from her daughter, Maggie’s marriage to the novelist Walter Kirn. In December 1990, Kidder was involved in a car crash, which she was unable to work for two years after the accident, causing her financial problems. Kidder was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, that led to a much publicized manic episode in April, 1996. Margot Kidder disappeared for four days, and become a street person ( or street people are commonly homeless, sometimes mentally ill person or often have a bohemian lifestyle). Kidder was later found by a homeowner in a back yard and was taken by Los Angeles police in a distress state, caps on her teeth have fallen out, to Olive View Medical Center, and was later move to a psychiatric care. Kidder stated in 2007, that she had not had a manic episode in 11 years.
30) Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas, 22
Nicholas Jerry “Nick” Jonas is an American actor, singer-songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as one of the pop-rock band Jonas Brothers, formed with his brothers, Kevin and Joe Jonas. Nick previously starred as Nick Lucas, in the original series Jonas L.A. by the Disney Channel, with his brothers. Jonas also starred in the movie Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam on the Disney Channel. He also stars in the Kingdom drama series in the DirectTV which premiered on the Audience Network in the fall of 2014. Nick has two older brothers, Kevin born in 1987, Joe born in 1989 and his younger brother, Frankie born in 2000. At age 13, Nick Jonas was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and uses an insulin pump to help him manage his condition. Nick dated singer and actress, Miley Cyrus from June 2006 to December 2007. as Cyrus also claimed they began dating after they first met. Nick Jonas briefly dated fellow Disney star Selena Gomez in 2009, and also in May 2011, Jonas dated Australian actress and singer Delta Goodrem, and broke up in February 2012. Jonas met Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, at the Miss USA competition and started dating in August 2013 , which Jonas confirmed their relationship during an interview with the late actress Joan Rivers.
31) Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel, 47
James Christian “Jimmy” Kimmel is an American actor, comedian, voice actor,screenwriter, producer, musician, TV host and radio personality. Jimmy Kimmel plays the bass clarinet. Kimmel is the host and creator of a late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! that airs on ABC. He ws also best known as the co-host of The Man Show of Comedy Central and Win Ben Stein’s Money. As a TV producer, Kimmel have produced shows such as Crank Yankers, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald and The Andy Milonakis Show. In 1988, Kimmel married his first wife Gina Maddy and divorced in 2002. The couple had two children, son Kevin and daughter Katherine Kimmel. From 2002, Kimmel had a relationship with comedian Sarah Silverman until they broke up in March 2009. In October 2009, he started dating a co-head writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live, Molly McNearney, became engaged in August 2012, and married in July 2013. Molly Kimmel gave birth to their first child on July 10, 2014, a daughter, Jane Kimmel. Kimmel was open about of his being a narcoleptic. A Narcolepsy is also known as hypnolepsy, a chronic neurological disorder caused by autoimmune destruction of hypocretin-producing neurons, restraining the brain’s ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. A person with narcolepsy experience frequent excessive daytime sleepiness, or fall asleep unwillingly at any time, such during driving, working, eating or talking, compared to how non-narcoleptics feels, who have sleep deprivation after 24 to 48 hours, as well as disturbed nocturnal sleep which often is confused with insomnia.
Cher born Cherilyn Sarkisian is an American singer, actress, and television host, best known for her contralto singing voice. In 1965, Cher gained popularity as one-half of the folk rock husband and wife duo, Sonny & Cher, after their first hit single, I Got You Babe. Cher began her solo career, after her hit song, Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) was released in 1966. Cher was born to Armenian-American father, John Sarkisian, worked as a truck driver with drug and gambling problems, and her Irish, English, German, French, Dutch and Cherokee descent mother, Jackie Jean Crouch, was an occasional model and bit-part actress. As an infant, Cher’s father was rarely home, until divorcing her mother, when Cher was ten months old. Her parents re-married and divorced twice. After the first divorce from Sarkisian, Crouch married another man. The third of Crouch’s eight marriages was to actor John Southall, the father of Georganne Southall, Cher’s half-sister. Crouch was pursuing an acting career while in Los Angeles, and working as a waitress, and changed her name using the name, Georgia Holt and earned minor roles in films and on television. In November 1962, Cher met performer Sonny Bono, 11 years her senior, while he worked for record producer Phil Sector. In October 1964, Cher and Sonny performed their own wedding ceremony in a hotel room in Tijuana, Mexico. Sonny and Cher emerged in late 1964, as a duo called Caesar & Cleo, releasing singles such as, Do You Wanna Dance?, Love Is strange and Let the Good Times Roll, which was poorly received. Caesar and Cleo began calling themselves Sonny & Cher in early 1965. Sonny and Cher’s oldest child, born Chastity Bono now known as Chaz Bono, who first came out as a lesbian at age 17, which reportedly caused her mother, Cher, to feel guilt, fear and pain, but later came to accept her daughter’s sexual orientation. Cher contracted in the early 1990’s, the Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), also called human herpesvirus 4 (HHV-4), is a virus of the herpes family and is one of the most common viruses in human. EBV is best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever) and developed Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), commonly transmitted through saliva, the common name of a medical conditions characterized by persistent fatigue and other specific symptoms that lasts for a minimum of six months in adults (and 3 months in children) leaving her too exhausted to sustain her music and film careers. Cher began to star in infomercials launching health, beauty, and diet products, which earned her close to $10 million in fees, since she is not healthy enough to work for other projects, and she need to earn money. From 1964 until 1975, Cher was first married to Sonny Bono. From 1975 to 1979, she married Gregg Allman. Chaz Salvatore Bono born Chastity Sun Bono 45, is an American advocate, writer and musician, the only child of Sonny and Cher. Elijah Blue Allman is an American musician, the son of Cher and Gregg Allman, her second husband and half brother of Chaz Bono,Delilah Allman, Michael Allman, Layla Allman and Devon Allman.
33) Shannen Doherty
Shannen Doherty, 43
Shannen Doherty born Shannen Maria Doherty is an American actress, producer, author, and director for television, best known for her roles in Beverly Hills, 90210 as Brenda Walsh and as the witch Prue Halliwell in television series Charmed. On October 11, 1993, Shannen Doherty was married to actor, singer-songwriter, Ashley Hamilton, on October 11, 1993, son of actor George Hamilton. In April 1994, after five months of marriage, Doherty and Hamilton divorced. Doherty married poker player and celebrity, Rick Salomon in 2002, but the marriage was annulled after nine months. Shannen Doherty married celebrity photographer and third husband, Kurt Iswarienko on October 15, 2011, in Malibu. Doherty has appeared several times in Playboy magazine. In 1999, Doherty announced that she was diagnosed of Crohn’s disease, also known as Crohn syndrome and regional enteritis, is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. The principal types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to anus. Crohn’s disease symptoms comes often with abdominal pain, diarhhea (when severe with inflammation bowel with blood is visible) fever and weight loss.
34) Ryan Clark
Ryan Clark, 35, (image credit:www.betbigdc.com)
Ryan Clark born Ryan Terry Clark, is an American football free safety for the Washington Redskin of the National Football League (NFL), and also signed up as undrafted free agent, in 2002 by the New York Giants. Clark has a disease called sickle cell trait, and the reason why he could not play in cities with high altitudes like in Denver, Colorado. Sickle cell trait (or sicklemia) a blood disorder, which characterize a condition in which a person has one abnormal allele of the hemoglobin beta gene (is heterozygous), however, does not display the severe symptoms of the sickle cell disease occurring in a person who has two copies of that allele (is homozygous). Clark developed extreme pain in his left side and had to be rushed to the hospital while playing games against Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High in 2007, and doctors found out Clark was suffering from splenic infarction (a condition in which oxygen supply to the spleen is interrupted) due to the sickle cell trait, from which he has suffered since his childhood, these are commonly risky at high altitudes. Clark underwent a splenectomy surgery for the removal of his spleen and his gall bladder, and after the removal, Clark lost 30 pounds, but returned in 2008 to the Steelers.The Steelers took the precautionary measure of removing him for the four games played in Denver during his playing career with the team though he was cleared medically to play in Denver, in 2009 Monday Night Game, a preseason game in 2010, a playoff game in 2011 and season opener in 2012. Clark has been involved with sickle cell disease awareness, research, treatment and programming in Pittsburgh after recovering from the disease in 2007.