Chronic illness is a serious affliction in America. Whether predominantly emotional or physical, grappling with illness of any kind can be exhausting, frustrating and debilitating. Turns out, plenty of Hollywood stars are suffering from illnesses – and we had no idea!
Have a look at the following 33 photos of celebrities who’ve been batting chronic illness all along, unbeknownst to us!
#1. In 2012, Demi Lovato went away to rehab, where she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, as well as anorexia and bulimia. She recalls nights during manic episodes in which she’d write music all night, staying up until 5 am.
#2. Owen Wilson shocked us after his attempted suicide. He reportedly struggled with depression and substance abuse issues, but has recovered.
#3. Catherine Zeta-Jones was diagnosed as Bipolar II – a less severe form of Bipolar Disorder – without any full-blown manic episodes reported. Carrie Fisher, on the other hand, is known to receive regular ECT – that’s electroconvulsive therapy, AKA electro-SHOCK therapy! Can you believe it?