8 Celebrities Who Did Not Let Their Illnesses Bog Them Down! More Power To You, Ladies!

Their journey is truly inspirational!

Being a celebrity comes with the pressure of being perfect and invulnerable because they are always in the spotlight, and always talked about. This hardly gives them the space to open up and show their weaknesses or talk about things that bother them, especially about their health. But we have had celebrities who have worn their hearts on their sleeves and opened up about their illnesses without any hesitation. In fact, they have continued working hard and delivered performances despite being ill. Here are five actresses who did not let their illnesses bog them down!

1. Samantha Ruth Prabhu – Myositis 

Samantha Ruth Prabhu took to her Instagram to announce that she has been diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder called myositis. In this, one’s muscles weaken to the point of pain and exhaustion. If treatment is not sought, the disorder can also get worse.


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2. Sonali Bendre

This queen was diagnosed with cancer but she fought hard and defeated the disease. Sonali Bendre was diagnosed with breast cancer. She did not let their illnesses stand in the way of recovery.


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3. Sneha Ullal – An auto-immune disease 

Sneha Ullal, too, was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder which has not been named. But the disorder affected her so much that she could not stand for more than 30 to 40 minutes.


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4. Sonam Kapoor – Diabetes 

Sonam Kapoor is reportedly diagnosed with Type – 1 diabetes since her childhood which is transmitted hereditarily. But with a properly controlled diet, she keeps herself one step ahead of the disorder!


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5. Nayanthara – Skin disorder 

Nayanthara is suffering from a skin disorder that causes rashes and boils to erupt on her skin every time she applies makeup. But she braves up each day at work! 


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6. Selena Gomez – Lupus 

The ‘Calm Down’ hitmaker was diagnosed with lupus in 2015, and has not shied away from talking about the struggles she faced because of the disease. Lupus causes inflammation of the various tissues and organs in the body.


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7. Lady Gaga – Fibromyalgia​

Popstar Lady Gaga has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes intense fatigue, stiffness in the muscles and even trouble sleeping.


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Also read: What Is Lupus? Understanding The Chronic Autoimmune Disease Selena Gomez Has

8. Gigi Hadid – Hashimoto’s disease

The supermodel has been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease which is a thyroid disorder that causes one to gain weight and makes them feel tired as well. 


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These celebs pushed through and still fighting one day at a time with their diagnoses and letting the diseases win!

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