Diseases don't spare anyone. And, not always can money protect one from getting a certain kind of disease. Many Hollywood celebrities have battled some serious and life-threatening diseases. But some, were lost to chronic illnesses.
Recently, the 'Two & A Half Men' actor, Charlie Sheen revealed that he's an HIV positive. The only factor that caused this disease in him, is the lavish playboy life he led. He had multiple sexual partners from within he industry, and outside.
It is even scary to turn into a wild personality who is only influenced by money and fame. That is what happened to Khloe Kardashian's ex-husband and Basket Ball player Lamar Odom. He was found unconscious in a brothel due to overdosing on herbal Viagra.
Mostly, celebrities are highly influenced by substances. These addictions towards different types of drugs have landed a few in the prison a couple of times, and left some dead. For instance, the legendary singer Amy Winehouse died due to Alcohol intoxication.
Not all the diseases are the result of our mistakes. Diseases like Cancer or Alzheimers are genetic disorders. You're simply subject to it because your chromosomes carry the dangerous genes. Sharon Osbourne, the English TV host was diagnosed with Breast and Colon Cancer.
Some mental disorders could be as deadly as the physical ones. We could learn that from Jim Carrey's depression story. A comedian who has the power to make millions laugh through his acting skills, was subject to serious depression himself.
It takes more than just medications to survive any sort of disease. Below, we have a few celebrities who survived serious illnesses and yet continue to live a happy healthy life. Let's have a look at these celebrities and their battle with the diseases:
Angelina Jolie – Breast Cancer
The actress Angelina Jolie had double mastectomy had double mastectomy as a preventive treatment from Breast Cancer which genetically runs in her family. She also had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to eliminate the chances of Ovarian Cancer.
Selena Gomez – Lupus
Selena Gomez who is in the news a lot lately, has stayed aloof from the attention for about a year when she was under going chemotherapy for Lupus. Lupus is an auto immune disorder that could affect any part of the body and weaken it. Post the treatment, Selena is back on the groove now.
Kim Kardashian – Psoriasis
What could ever scare the Kardashians more than a skin disorder that could hinder their looks? Kim Kardashian discovered that she was suffering from the skin disease Psoriasis on an episode of her reality show. It was quite chronicle and spread through her body. Kim's Psoriasis free now.
Lance Armstrong – Testicular Cancer
The international Bicycle champion, Lance Armstrong is a brave survivor of Testicular Cancer. He was diagnosed with the disease in 1996 when he was 25 years old. He has founded the LAF (Lance Armstrong Foundation) and written a book on his battle against the life-threatening disease.
Robert De Niro – Prostate Cancer
Robert De Niro, the 'Godfather' and Oscar winning actor was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer when he was 60 years old. As the cancer was in its early stage and Robert was physically fit, the doctors could cure him, entirely.
Lil Wayne – Epilepsy
Lil Wayne is known for his substance abuse stories. The 30 years old rapper has been battling against Epilepsy for many years now. He says he has multiple seizures at any given point of time. Lil Wayne was hospitalized a couple of times due to serious seizures.
Sheryl Crow – Breast Cancer & Brain Tumor
The 51 years old American singer and musician Sheryl Crow is a survivor of two different forms of Cancer. 6 years after surviving Breast Cancer, the singer was diagnosed with benign Brain Tumor in 2011. She was formerly dating Lance Armstrong, who is also a Cancer survivor.