Celebrities you didn't realize were amputees
These famous people understand limb loss
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Amputation, which is the removal of a limb due to trauma, medical illness, or surgery, is more common than people realize. In the United States alone, there are approximately 185,000 cases per year. Experts estimate that by 2050, there will be approximately 3.6 million amputees in the country.
Interestingly, surgical amputations are often performed to manage pain or to control and prevent disease. It may come as a surprise that several celebrities have undergone procedures resulting in the loss of one or more limbs.
Take a look at this gallery to discover which well-known individuals have experienced amputations.
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