Did you know that there’s a fear of vomiting or fear of being sick? Emetophobia is an overwhelming fear of vomiting, hearing someone being sick, or feeling nauseated. And celebrities do suffer from emetophobia.
Here are 12 celebrities who struggle with emetophobia.
1. Cameron Diaz
One of the most famous people who has emetophobia is American actress Cameron Diaz. People worldwide know her for the different iconic roles she’s played. As a result, Diaz has won numerous accolades for her talent.
Her career began at age 21, when she was Tina Carlyle on The Mask. Now, she’s an established actress and one of the richest female celebrities.
2. Denise Richards
Denise Richards is another top celebrity who loathes getting sick or being around someone who’s vomiting.
Richards is an American actress and TV personality featured on numerous shows, including American Idol and Real Housewives.
In 2020, Richards released her book The Real Girl Next Door, where she revealed she left American Idol because she has emetophobia.
3. James Dean
A list of celebrities who struggle with emetophobia wouldn’t be complete without mentioning actor James Dean. Though he never spoke about it publicly, rumors suggest that he had a terrible fear of vomiting or being around someone who was sick.
Dean’s acting career lasted 5 years and began by featuring in a Pepsi commercial. Soon after, he quit college to pursue acting full-time.
Dean’s last films were East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause. Sadly, he passed away after a terrible accident in 1955.
4. Charlie Brooker
Celebrities across the world struggle with emetophobia. Another example is Charlie Brooker, a TV presenter and English writer.
Brooker was born in 1971 in Berkshire and began his career as a cartoonist. His initial cartoons were printed in PC Zone magazine, and he was invited to write for them in the early 1990s.
5. Joan Baez
American celebrities struggle with different phobias, just like the rest of us. Joan Baez, an American singer and songwriter, endures the challenges of emetophobia. However, that hasn’t stopped her from having a great career and even participating in activism.
Baez got a ukulele when she was a kid and learned four chords, enabling her to play rhythm and blues. Though her parents feared music wasn’t the right career, she had felt a strong passion for it from age 13.
6. Anne Marie
In 2021, Ann Marie, an English singer-songwriter, confessed to suffering from emetophobia while on the Off Menu podcast with James Acaster and Ed Gamble. Her challenges with the fear of vomiting make it hard to try new foods.
Marie was candid about her struggles, noting she grew up eating Philadelphia sandwiches. From an early age, she had restrictive eating habits for fear of being sick.
7. Jamie Borthwick
Some celebrities do speak out about having emetophobia and the challenges the condition causes in their lives. EastEnders actor Jamie Borthwick has been frank about his ‘fear of being sick.’
Borthwick has stated that emetophobia has been a real struggle in his life. At one time, it was so bad that he found it hard to leave his house. He suffers quite badly but has managed to find the right help to cope.
8. Matt Watson
Comedian, musician, podcast host, and YouTuber Matt Watson is a rising star whose content garners millions of listeners and views. However, he’s among the celebrities who suffer from emetophobia.
Watson has managed to chart a course for himself after starting his channel Formatt24 in 2008. He began singing in 2014 and has even dabbed in video directing.
9. Ashley Benson
At 34 years old, American actress and model Ashley Benson has had an illustrious career. Her most notable role was playing Hanna Marin in the hit TV series Pretty Little Liars, which ended in 2017.
Rumor has it that Benson has emetophobia. There might be some truth to the rumors since she’s been vocal about her struggles with anxiety.
10. Bella Ramsey
Bella Ramsey is most known for her role in the hit series The Game of Thrones. Born in 1993, the 20-year-old actress received nominations for her breakout role.
Three years ago, Ramsey posted on Instagram in support of #worldmentahealthday. “A couple of years ago, I talked about eating disorders. This year, I wanna talk about anxiety- specifically emetophobia, which is a debilitating fear of being sick.’
11. Kate Beckinsale
English actress Kate Beckinsale, born in 1973, has been acting from a young age. Though her parents were in business, she realized she wanted to venture into acting.
Beckinsale is said to suffer from emetophobia, though she’s never spoken up about the condition. Still, if the rumors are true, it’s no walk in the path. The condition makes it hard to cope with people being sick or vomiting.
12. Christina Pazsitzky
Celebrity Christina Pazsitzky is said to struggle with emetophobia. She joins the list of celebrities who have a phobia of vomiting or being around people who are sick.
Pazstizky, born in Canada, debuted in 1998 on MTV’s Road Rules: Down Under. She now had a comedy podcast called Where My Moms At?