Amy Schumer and other celebs who struggle with Lyme disease
The invisible illness is more common than you think
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The ever candid Amy Schumer took to Instagram to share her Lyme disease diagnosis with over 10 million followers on September 9. “Anyone get LYME this summer?” she wrote, adding, “I got it and I’m on doxycycline. I have maybe had it for years. Any advice? Can you have a glass of wine or 2 on it?” Of course the comedian was lighthearted about it, but she also urged people to comment or text her with anything she should know about it. “I also want to say that I feel good and am excited to get rid of it,” she concluded.
Lyme disease is a tick-borne bacterial infection that wages a silent but potentially deadly war on your body. It starts with flu-like symptoms but can quickly morph into serious damage to the nervous system, heart, and joints if left untreated.
And Schumer is joined by a surprising number of other stars who've experienced it—check out this gallery to see which other celebs also have Lyme disease.