Stars who suffer from chronic illnesses
Shailene Woodley reveals that she suffered from a debilitating and painful condition for years
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When it comes to health, people tend to be quite private... Famous or not, many people suffer from chronic or rare illnesses. Some celebrities have been through tough times before discovering that they suffer from serious illnesses, which are in some cases incurable. Just like the average person, they often keep this fact hidden and deal with it in private. However, a few brave celebs have spoken out to share their experiences and raise awareness about their conditions.
'Big Little Lies' actress Shailene Woodley spoke about her own struggles with chronic illness in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. She chose not to specify what it was, but shared that it was pretty debilitating for several years. She was forced to say no to many projects she would have enjoyed because she physically couldn't take them on. Woodley also spoke about the impact chronic illness had on her mental health: "You feel so incredibly isolated and alone. Unless someone can see that you have a broken arm or a broken leg, it’s really difficult for people to relate to the pain that you’re experiencing when it’s a silent, quiet, and invisible pain.”
Many other celebrities have shared similar experiences. Click through the gallery to see which stars also deal with chronic illnesses.
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