10 Celebrities With Surprising Diseases

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Here are 10 celebrities with surprising diseases.

Some famous people have not only beaten the odds and risen to the top of their fields, but have done so while battling a variety of illnesses and health issues.

Here are 10 celebrities with surprising diseases.

Number 10. Miley Cyrus. The pop superstar has tachycardia, a condition that causes the heart to beat faster than normal. While the type she has isn’t typically life threatening, she has been warned to curb her lifestyle or risk suffering a stroke.

Number 9. Daniel Radcliffe. Harry Potter may be invincible, but the man who plays him has a chronic headache problem. Called ‘cluster headaches’ they rank above migraines on the pain scale and have forced the actor to bow out of a number of engagements.

Number 8. Herschel Walker. After retiring, the 15-year NFL veteran struggled with anger issues and was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder, more commonly known as having multiple personalities.

Number 7. Venus Williams. In 2011 the 7-time Grand Slam tennis champ revealed she’d been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome. The autoimmune disorder can cause joint pain, fatigue, and issues with digestion.

Number 6. Sinead O’Connor. Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2003, the singer had little choice but to push her career aside. The illness is characterized by all-over pain, extreme fatigue, and numbness.

Number 5. Gerard Butler. When the actor was young he had surgery for tinnitus, a persistent ringing in the ear. He has difficulty hearing and says the operation is why his ears are lopsided.

Number 4. Cher. It’s hard to imagine anything strong enough to keep the legend down, but she’s a long-time sufferer of Epstein Barr. Cher revealed that the virus has caused her bouts of chronic fatigue and depression severe enough to prevent her from working for years on end.

Number 3. Jon Hamm. When Don Draper’s life consumes him, the Mad Men star says his vitiligo acts up. He notes that he didn’t have the issue, which causes a darkening or spotting on his hands, before he started shooting the series.

Number 2. Jimmy Kimmel. The late night talk show host has trouble staying awake. He’s been diagnosed with narcolepsy. The disorder renders the brain unable to keep regular sleeping and waking patterns.

Number 1. Kim Kardashian. The reality star was diagnosed a condition that causes dry, red spots to erupt on various parts of her body. She hasn’t found relief, but she did locate a simple cosmetic solution that covers the patches up.

Which celebrity were you most surprised to learn about?