5 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Suffering From Lyme Disease
by Laurel Scott
You’ll be a bit surprised to know that among thousands of people who suffer from Lyme disease there are some well known faces as well. Here are some the most easily recognised celebrities who suffered from Lyme disease. Be prepared to get shocked because doctors simply failed in their first attempts to diagnose and provide Lyme disease treatment to these stars.
- Samantha Stosur
There’s hard to find an Aussie who doesn’t know Samantha Stosur (Yes, the tennis player!). She has won U.S. Open in singles, French and U.S. Open in doubles, Wimbledon and Australian Open in mixed doubles. Lyme disease forced Stosur to withdraw from all types of competitive tennis championships in 2007. Initially, doctors failed to diagnose her properly and it was later revealed that she’s suffering from Lyme disease. Eventually, proper Lyme disease treatment was provided to Stosur.
- Yolanda Foster
Television personality, model, and interior designer Yolanda Foster has suffered from chronic Lyme disease since 2012. To make the matter worse, she revealed in January 2015 that due to chronic Lyme disease, she has simply lost the ability to read, write, or even watch TV. She further revealed that she’s unable to process information or any stimulation. She’s now getting Lyme disease treatment in Germany. (For those who don’t know her, she’s mother of Gigi Hadid).
- Avril Lavigne
Yes! We know it’s hard to believe, but in 2015 Avril Lavigne revealed that she has been diagnosed for Lyme disease. She has been a phenomenal singer all her life and had been the youngest female singer who reached number #1 in the UK.
Even Avril Lavigne had to face the problem of bad diagnosis. She changed doctors frequently as none were able to diagnose her properly and provide treatment for her constantly deteriorating health condition. Then, she visited a Lyme disease specialist who told her that she’s suffering from Lyme disease. It was recently reported that she’s undergoing Lyme disease treatment and recovering positively.
- Jamie-Lynn Sigler
It won’t be hard for the fans of HBO series ‘The Sopranos’ to recognise Jamie-Lynn Sigler (played the role of Meadow Soprano). Wasn’t expecting her on this list? You’ll be shocked to know that in year 2000 while filming in New Jersey, she got paralysed from the waist down for a few days because of Lyme disease. She recovered after getting proper Lyme disease treatment.
- Kathleen Hanna
We had to write about her because she has fought with chronic Lyme disease for years. In an interview, Kathleen Hanna said that for 6 years she was suffering with Lyme disease before it was diagnosed. In 2014, her health got bad and she had to cancel her events to get proper Lyme disease treatment.