You’re Not Alone: Celebrities Who Have Serious Illnesses

Just because stars are rich and famous, doesn’t mean they’re immune to life-threatening ailments. There are plenty of celebrities who are included in the millions of people who are afflicted with diseases and other illnesses. Courageously, they’ve shared their struggles to show fans who are also sick that they are not alone.

Selena Gomez “Could’ve Had A Stroke” At 21-Years-Old



In 2013, Selena Gomez was growing her career beyond her Disney-star image, having just released her first solo album, Stars Dance. She went on tour that summer, but by December, suddenly canceled the last half of her performances. The following month, Gomez was reported to have entered a rehab facility “voluntarily,” much to public speculation of mental instability or substance abuse. Little did everyone know, Gomez was diagnosed with lupus earlier that year. She told Billboard in 2015, “I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke.”