10 Celebs Who Suffer From Lyme Disease
by Laurel Scott
Lyme disease is a far more common disease than you think. The problem with Lyme disease is that it is hard to diagnose, which makes people unaware of the fact that they’re suffering from Lyme disease.
Here is a list of top 10 celebrities who suffered from Lyme disease. Have a look.
- Avril Lavigne
OMG! Yes that’s true. Avril Lavigne the famous pop singer from Canada suffered from Lyme disease. She was quoted saying about her Lyme illness, “I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move. I thought I was dying,” Shocking, right?
- Ashley Olsen
Since Avril Lavigne’s announcement, Ashley Olsen (Yes, the cute girl from sitcom Full Hose) the actress-fashion entrepreneur is the latest celebrity who has been reported to be suffering from Lyme disease which made her hide away from the public appearance since 2012.
- Debbie Gibson
Debbie Gibson was diagnosed with Lyme disease in the year 2013. In her interviews to tabloids, Gibson has talked about the pain and cognitive difficulties afflicted with Lyme. She told how her back used to hurt and how she was unable to even lift her head sometimes.
- Neneh Cherry
Neneh Cherry is another musician who has suffered from Lyme disease. However, you might not find much media coverage about her fight with this illness. Shortly after releasing her album ‘Raw Like Sushi’, the singer got affected by Lyme disease.
- Kathleen Hanna
Kathleen Hanna is a musician, punk zine writer and feminist activist. In 2005, Kathleen Hanna was diagnosed with late stage of Lyme disease. Since then she has been struggling with this disease regularly and even had to cancel a 2014 tour to focus on Lyme disease treatment.
- Daryl Hall
Daryl Hall best known as the co-founder and lead vocalist of Hall & Oates, is an American rock, R&B and soul singer, keyboardist, guitarist, producer and songwriter. About his Lyme disease experience, Daryl Hall said in an said in an interview, “It can make you wanna die if you’re not dead,”.
- Richard Gere
A very good case of early Lyme detection and treatment is actor Richard Gere who had to postpone his work in 2000 while resting and taking a course of antibiotics.
- Ben Stiller
In 2010, Ben Stiller was suffering from a lingering knee injury that became quite painful and wouldn’t go away then some expert doctors diagnosed him with Lyme disease. He was fully recovered from the disease by 2011.
- Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati, the famous tennis player and three-time Grand Slam winner revealed in 2013 on Twitter that she’s suffering from Lyme disease.
- Amy Tan
Amy Tan is a writer whose works explore the genre of Chinese-American experience and mother-daughter relationships. She is a lead advocate for Lyme awareness and research.