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List of Famous People with Arthritis ranked by fame and popularity. Arthritis effects the joints and is a primary cause of disability among people over 55. In short, arthritis is caused because something goes wrong with an individual's joints. The two main kinds of arthritis are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. Physical therapy can help people with arthritis keep their maximum mobility.

Who is the most famous person with arthritis? Golf Legend Tiger Woods tops our list. Woods developed arthritis after having knee surgery for a torn ACL. Arthritis of the knee is a common ailment amongst golfers. Besides Woods, Phil Mickelson, Nancy Lopez and Kristy McPherson all have types of arthritis.

Actress Aida Turturro was diagnosed with arthritis at the age of 12. Turturro, who is best known for playing Tony Soprano's sister Janice, speaks out frequently about her experience with arthritis. Other actresses with arthritis include Kathleen Turner, Lucille Ball and “Scream” star Neve Campbell. Basketball superstars and former teammates Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant both suffer from painful arthritis, as do Olympians Bruce Jenner and Wayne Gretzky.

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Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Famous People with Arthritis
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Tiger Woods developed arthritis after have ACL surgery on his knee.

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States of America

Profession: Golfer, Athlete, Writer

Credits: Monday Night Golf

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Famous People with Arthritis
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Shaquille O'Neal suffers from oesteoarthritis.

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Basketball player, Rapper, Television producer, Real estate entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more

Credits: After the Sunset, The House Bunny, Good Burger, He Got Game

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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Famous People with Arthritis
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Kobe Bryant has severe arthritis in his right index finger.

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Age: 38

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Basketball player, Athlete

Credits: The Black Mamba, I Am Bruce Lee, 2004 MTV Movie Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Famous People with Arthritis
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Lucille Ball had rheumatoiad arthritis.

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Age: Died at 78 (1911-1989)

Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Model, Actor, Singer

Credits: I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, Yours, Mine and Ours

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