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, 2020 . “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.
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