12 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Battling Severe Illnesses


Celebrities with Illness

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I am here again with another article at SAIKISITE. This time I’ll be telling you all about few world famous medical cases of some famous celebrities around the globe.

Famous Celebrities with Illness

In medicines, one of the most very important criteria is case presentation by which medical students learn the clinical aspects of treatment. The best way to learn important diseases is to learn them in reference to famous personalities that helps the doctor and patients both to learn and treat better and to spread awareness.
So here are some diseases of some famous sufferers.

Celebrities with Illness: Amitabh Bachchan


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He suffered a rare muscular disease know as Myasthenia Gravis. In this disease, the muscles get contracted, unable to bring any action. It is an autoimmune disease.

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Celebrities with Illness: Yuvraj Singh

In 2012, Yuvraj was diagnosed with the Malignant Tumour in his Brain, Lungs, and Abdomen. It was an inspiration that how this legendary batsman won his life back. He went through the painful procedures of treatment of chemotherapies. His chemo underwent in Boston US.


Celebrities with Illness: Manmohan Singh

During his 2nd term as the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh suffered 3 Cardiac Artery Blockade and was left with no other options but the bypass surgery. His operation went for around 14 critical hours. The surgery successfully took place in AIIMS, Delhi.

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Celebrities with Illness: Atal Bihari Vajpayee

One of the most famous BJP leaders underwent a knee joint replacement surgery in 2000. Atal Bihari Vajpayee suffered Osteoarthritis which is a degenerative disease which makes it very difficult for the patient to sustain the pain. Finally, he was treated for this at age of 72 and got rid of the excruciating pain and immobilization.

Celebrities Illnesses: Stephen Hawking


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Hawking has miraculously lived his life to the current age of 80 years, which is also a medical miracle because maximum life expectancy after the occurrence of ALS is just 4-5 years. Hawking has already defeated this data with a huge difference. Also, there is a continuous degeneration of neurons in body and brain causing inability in muscle movement and proper brain or cognitive functions but to everyone’s amazement Hawking received his Ph.D degree after being diagnosed with ALS. His inspiring life is beautifully depicted in the movie: A brief history of time.

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Celebrities with Illness: Anupam Kher

This veteran Bollywood actor has been a part of over 500 movies. He has also appeared in several Hollywood movies, TV shows and other programs. He suffered from Bell’s palsy which is a disease in which there is a motor loss of facial muscles and lips get deviated to any one side of the face near the mouth. Kher suffered this during the shooting of the famous Bollywood movie “Hum aapke hai kaun?”.


Celebrities with Illness: Angelina Jolie

One of the most beautiful women in the world was diagnosed with Cancer-causing gene and had a chance of almost 50% of developing the breast cancer. Her mother and aunt were also susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer. So, bringing up this social cause, Angelina decided to go with mastectomy and this very step by her made her a public figure in a new sense.

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Celebrities with Illness: Hrithik Roshan

If you carefully notice Hrithik in any of his movies, you will see that he has six fingers. Though it doesn’t cause any severe situations in life but still it could be a subject of taboo or a cosmetic concern for the subject. This occurs because of the abnormality in the embryogenesis.


Celebrities with Illness: Hitler

The notorious dictator was a well-known case who suffered from Monorchidism which is a state of presence of only one testicle in the scrotum. People still speculate that if someone was so dominating with one testosterone forming organ then what could have been the scene if both would be intact?

Celebrities Illnesses: Abraham Lincoln


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One the greatest presidents of the US, who abolished slavery and race discrimination, suffered a genetic disorder known as Marfan’s syndrome in which connective tissue is involved. Patients have exceptionally longer fingers with other related cardiac diseases.

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Celebrities with Illness: David Beckham

This famous footballer suffered a brain disorder known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This disorder occurred to him due to an obsession of doing anything very perfectly. It develops with this habit only but the problem is apparent when the person starts being very obsessed with rechecking every minute thing again and again. For example, even if the patient locked the door already, he still keeps on checking the lock again and again to confirm.

Celebrities with Illness: Arthur C Guyton

A legendary Doctor who wrote a book of physiology for UG and PG students of medicines, which is used as a reference book in more than 200 countries, suffered his whole life from Polio.

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