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38 Celebs Who Have Severe Illnesses

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 quick look at eight celebs who suffer from chronic illnesses.


Michael Phelps



The Olympic superstar was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) when he was 9 years of age.

Miley Cyrus

US singer Miley Cyrus performance during her Bangerz tour at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon State, Mexico on September 16, 2014

Photo credit should read Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP/Getty Images

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 told MTV 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.

Jon Hamm

Actor Jon Hamm attends Hollywood Unites for the 4th Biennial Stand Up for Cancer (SU2C), a Program of the Entetainment Industry Foundation (EFI) at the Dolby Theatre on September 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California

Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Mad Men star, Jon Hamm, announced to the public that he has a 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.” I hope all his efforts towards an Emmy award were worth it.

Paula Deen

Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Festival

Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Festival

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

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