How Celebrities Have Overcome Health Scares


How Celebrities Have Overcome Health Scares

Rich and famous they may be, but celebrities are still human, and they also experience health scares.

This article takes a look at five celebrities who have experienced some worrying health issues, as well as how they have recovered from them.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie made headlines when she underwent two major surgeries to reduce her risk of contracting cancer. In 2013, she had a double mastectomy, and in 2015, she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. The latter procedure meant that she no longer would be able to bear children, and it also triggered early menopause. Nonetheless, she chose to undergo the operation anyway because she was diagnosed with BRCA1 mutations, which made her more susceptible of getting according to an article by Time Magazine.

Last July, Jolie also revealed to Vanity Fair that she was diagnosed with hypertension and Bell’s Palsy, although she said that she was able to recover from the latter through acupuncture.

Selena Gomez

In 2016, Selena Gomez took a break from the limelight, saying that she needed to spend some time away because she was experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, and depression, a known side effect of lupus. In a statement Gomez said that she decided to take a break to improve her overall well being.

This wasn’t the first time Gomez took a break because of lupus, an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the body. Gomez previously had to undergo chemotherapy in 2015.

Duff McKagan

Guns N’ Roses continue to play across the globe in front of millions of adoring fans. Their reunion tour journeyed across the globe and has meant huge returns for the band. They’ve leant their name to a series of digital offshoots too, including the thematic Guns N’ Roses mobile slot game. The continued popularity of the band comes as no surprise, considering how they have been active in some form since 1987, and have built up a reputation of being one of the biggest rock bands of all-time regardless of Slash and Axl’s high-profile feud, which lasted over 20 years.

However, the rock-and-roll lifestyle eventually caught up with the band members. AXS revealed that Duff McKagan was a victim of the year’s of touring, eventually suffering from pancreatitis, which forced him to undergo a lifestyle change so he could recover. He is now living a ‘clean life’ and regularly practices yoga.

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman may have played the seemingly indestructible superhero Wolverine on the silver screen, but he is by no means invincible in real life. Last February, CNN reported that the actor had undergone treatment for basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. He has undergone the procedure at least four times in the past.

Zoe Saldana

Today, Zoe Saldana is best known for portraying Gamora, the green-skinned assassin in the Guardians of the Galaxy film series. Her tough on-screen persona belies the fact that the actress has Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which is a condition in which the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues. Saldana said that she switched to a gluten- and dairy-free diet to help control the effects of the disease.

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