Sure, a lot of celebrities look as if their lives are perfect, but underneath all the fancy clothing and makeup, many of the them suffer from the same issues that some of the rest of the world suffers from. And just as with many things in life, illnesses do not discriminate against the famous. Let’s take a look at these celebrities who suffer from chronic illnesses; we promise there will be many surprises along the way.

Part 1


Michael Phelps

The Olympic superstar was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) when he was 9 years of age. And he is still the world’s greatest swimmer.


Miley Cyrus

It was revealed to the world in 2009 that Miley Cyrus had tachycardia, a heart condition that causes her heart to beat faster than normal. She toldMTV that”the type of tachycardia I have isn’t dangerous. It won’t hurt me, but it does bother me. There is never a time on stage when I’m not thinking about my heart.”Maybe she should consider slowing down because she is loved by so many and everyone wishes that her heart will beat forever. Who’s kidding because nothing can stop Miley. She marches to the beat of her own drum.

Problems or not, Miley is bigger than ever.


Jon Hamm

Mad Men star,Jon Hamm, announced to the public that he hasa nasty case of vitiligo, which is a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches.According to Toronto Sun, he made a statement about his discolored looking hands. “I have vitiligo. It’s stress-oriented. It comes and goes and waxes and wanes. This did not exist before the show.” .

Let’s hope all his efforts towards an Emmy award were worth it.


Paula Deen

A personality in the world of cooking – Paula Deen once battled depression and then agoraphobia for two decades. After being married at 18, pregnant at 19 and orphaned at 23, she because severely depressed leading her to stay in her home, cooking.

The chef once said, “I could concentrate on what was in my pots and block out what was in my head.”


Warren Buffet

American business magnate, Warren Buffet, made an announcement that he had stage I prostate cancer and wrote a letter to the Berkshire shareholdersexplaining his situation.

Need we say anything about the billionaire?


Toni Braxton

The Grammy Award winning singer was diagnosed with Lupus and APS at only 15 years of age.

Her uncle has already lost his life from this vicious disease.



The eccentric singer has suffered from seizures since he was was a child.

He revealed in a 2009 interview on the PBS show Tavis Smiley, that he was born epileptic and that his “mother and father didn’t know what to do or how to handle it but they did the best they could with what little they had.”


Morgan Freeman

Freeman went public with his diagnosis of fibromyalgia in 2013. His symptoms include excruciating pain up and down the arm.

Fibromyalgia is a condition in which a person has chronic pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other tissues.



Cher was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in 1991.

ME/CFS is a severe illness that can lead to symptoms that affect the brain and gastrointestinal, immune, and cardiac systems.


Tom Hanks

Hanks is Hollywood royalty but that doesn’t mean you aren’t susceptible to disease.

He has been living with diabetes since the age of 36, Toms diabetes label recently changed to Type 2.


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