Sick Celebrities

Welcome to our page dedicated to celebrities who have battled or are currently battling chronic illnesses. While celebrities may seem to have it all, fame and fortune don’t shield them from the challenges of health issues. From lupus and lyme disease to multiple sclerosis and diabetes, health issues affect people from all walks of life.

As you read about their tough times, moments of strength, and everything else in their journey, we trust that you’ll find renewed inspiration and hope. Let their journeys serve as a beacon of encouragement as you navigate your own battles with similar conditions. Remember, you’re not alone on this journey, and there is always hope for brighter days ahead.

List of conditions from A to Z

Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease is a rare chronic condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce enough of the hormones cortisol and aldosterone. It is most often caused by an autoimmune attack on the adrenal glands, but can also be caused by other factors such as tuberculosis, cancer, or genetic mutations.


Amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye,” is a condition in which the eye and brain do not work together properly, leading to poor vision in one or both eyes. It usually develops in childhood and can be caused by a variety of factors, including strabismus (crossed eyes), refractive errors, and structural issues with the eyes. 


Brachymetatarsia is a condition that affects the metatarsal bones of the foot, causing one or more toes to be abnormally short, particularly the fourth metatarsal. It can be congenital or acquired, and treatment options include surgical intervention, such as gradual lengthening with an external fixator or one-stage lengthening with bone grafting.

Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare but serious condition that occurs when the bundle of nerves at the lower end of the spinal cord, known as the cauda equina, is compressed or damaged. Symptoms include severe low back pain, saddle anesthesia, loss of bowel or bladder control, and weakness or numbness in the legs.


Diabetes is a chronic condition where blood sugar levels are too high due to the body’s inability to produce or use insulin effectively. There are three main types: type 1 (autoimmune), type 2 (insulin resistance), and gestational (during pregnancy). 


Emetophobia is a specific phobia characterized by an intense fear of vomiting, seeing vomit, or being around others who are vomiting. It can lead to extreme anxiety, avoidance behaviors, and impact daily life. 

Eosinophilic esophagilitis (EoE)

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the esophagus characterized by the presence of excessive eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, leading to inflammation and symptoms.

Essential Thrombocythemia (ET)

Essential Thrombocythemia (ET) is a rare blood cancer that causes the bone marrow to produce too many platelets, which can lead to abnormal blood clotting and blockages in blood vessels. 


Diverticulitis is an inflammation or infection of abnormal pouches (diverticula) in the colon wall, which can lead to pain, fever, and other symptoms. It is more common in older adults and is often associated with a high-fat, low-fiber diet.


Gastroparesis is a condition that affects the normal spontaneous movement of the muscles in the stomach, leading to delayed gastric emptying. It can cause symptoms such as feeling full shortly after starting a meal, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. 

Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common condition that affects the gums and bone that support the teeth. It is caused by bacterial infection and inflammation of the gums, which can lead to swelling, bleeding, and tooth loss if left untreated.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)

Also known as acne inversa, Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin condition that affects areas of the body that bear the apocrine sweat-glands such as armpits, groin, buttocks, and breasts. It is characterized by painful, nodular lesions that can lead to scarring and sinus tract formation.

Irlen Syndrome

Irlen Syndrome, also known as Meares-Irlen Syndrome or Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, is a perceptual processing disorder that affects the brain’s ability to process visual information due to difficulty processing certain wavelengths of light. It can cause a variety of symptoms, including light sensitivity, reading problems, headaches, attention and concentration issues, and physical discomfort.

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is a common, harmless skin condition characterized by small bumps that resemble goosebumps, often found on the arms, legs, and buttocks. These bumps are caused by the buildup of keratin in hair follicles, leading to clogged pores.


Kyphosis is a spinal disorder characterized by an excessive forward curvature of the upper back, causing a rounded or hunched appearance. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor posture, osteoporosis, disk degeneration, and congenital conditions. 

Long QT syndrome

Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a heart condition that causes abnormal electrical activity, leading to potentially life-threatening arrhythmias. It results in a prolonged QT interval on an electrocardiogram (ECG), which indicates a delayed heart recharge between beats.


Melasma is a common skin condition characterized by brown or blue-gray patches or freckle-like spots, often called the “mask of pregnancy.” It affects the face, particularly the cheeks, forehead, and bridge of the nose, and can also occur on the neck and forearms.

Mitochondrial Disease

Mitochondrial disease is a genetic condition that affects the mitochondria, the organelles responsible for producing energy within cells. The disease can cause a range of symptoms, including developmental delays, seizures, muscle weakness, heart defects, and vision or hearing loss.


Neuropathy is a condition that affects the peripheral nervous system, which is responsible for transmitting information between the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the rest of the body. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including physical injury, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes, exposure to toxins, and certain medications. 

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s immune system. NHL arises from lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, and can develop in lymph nodes, lymphatic tissue, and other organs such as the stomach, intestines, or skin. 


Nystagmus is an involuntary, rapid, and repetitive movement of the eyes, which can be horizontal, vertical, or rotary. It can be congenital or acquired, and its causes include various medical conditions, drug, and alcohol use. The condition can affect vision, balance, and coordination.

Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

Optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH) is a congenital condition in which the optic nerves are underdeveloped, leading to vision impairment or blindness. It can affect one or both eyes and may be associated with central nervous system abnormalities, hormonal imbalances, and developmental delays.

Preauricular sinus

Preauricular sinus is a congenital malformation characterized by a small hole or pit in front of the ear, usually at the anterior margin of the ascending limb of the helix. It is usually asymptomatic but can become infected, in which case appropriate antibiotics should be administered.

Pilonidal Cyst

Pilonidal cysts are fluid-filled defects found at the base of the spine, causing pain and inflammation. They are more common in men and can be caused by ingrown hairs, congenital factors, or prolonged sitting.

Poland Syndrome

Poland Syndrome is a rare congenital condition characterized by the underdevelopment or absence of chest muscles on one side of the body, along with webbed fingers on the same side. The condition is typically unilateral and affects the right side of the body in about 75% of cases. The cause of Poland Syndrome is unknown, and it is generally not inherited.

Prader-Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi Syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the development of a person’s intellect and physique. It is caused by deletion or abnormal behavior of chromosome 15 primarily inherited from the father.


Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain that travels along the path of the sciatic nerve, which extends from the lower back down each leg. Sciatica is typically caused by a herniated disk, an overgrowth of bone, or other conditions that put pressure on the sciatic nerve.


Scoliosis is a condition characterized by an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, which can appear as an S or C shape. It can affect people of any age, but it is most commonly diagnosed in childhood or early adolescence.

Somatic Symptom Disorder

Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD) is a mental health condition characterized by the feeling of distressing physical symptoms that cannot be explained adequately by medical examinations. 

Spasmodic Dysphonia 

Spasmodic dysphonia (SD) is a neurological voice disorder that affects the voice muscles in the larynx (voice box), causing them to spasm. These spasms lead to voice breaks, changes in voice quality, and difficulty speaking. SD can cause the voice to sound breathy, strained, tight, or strangled. It affects women more than men and typically begins between the ages of 30 and 50. 

Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that involves joining two or more vertebrae in the spine. It is used to treat various back problems such as herniated discs, fractures, infections, and deformities. 

Treacher Collins Syndrome

Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by distinctive facial features, including underdeveloped jaw and cheekbones, small or misshapen ears, and eye abnormalities. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and complications may include breathing difficulties, hearing loss, and vision problems.

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also known as tic douloureux, is a chronic pain disorder that involves sudden attacks of severe facial pain. It affects the trigeminal nerve, which provides feeling and nerve signaling to parts of the head and face.


Trimethylaminuria is a rare metabolic disorder where the body cannot break down trimethylamine, a chemical with a strong fish-like odor. This leads to the release of the odorant in sweat, urine, breath, and reproductive fluids.


Vulvodynia is a chronic pain condition affecting the outer female genitalia (vulva) that lasts at least three months and has no clear cause. Symptoms include burning, stinging, irritation, and rawness, as well as aching, soreness, throbbing, and swelling.

Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome

Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is a congenital heart condition characterized by an extra electrical pathway, causing rapid heartbeats and episodes of supraventricular tachycardia