Person 33 Famous People with Hepatitis C

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List of famous people with Hepatitis C ranked by fame and popularity. Hepatitis C is an infectious disease that affects an individual's liver. The disease can lead to cirrhosis, which can develop into liver failure or liver cancer. Hepatitis C is spread by blood-to-blood contact, and there is currently no vaccine against the disease. Hepatitis C can be treated, and in rare cases, the infection can clear without undergoing any treatment.

Who is the most famous person with Hepatitis C? Pamela Anderson tops our list. The “Baywatch” beauty claims that she contracted the disease after sharing a tattoo needle with her ex-husband, Tommy Lee. Lee denies that he has Hepatitis C. “American Pie” actress Natasha Lyonne was on death's door when she was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and a collapsed lung. Lyonne has struggled with drug use and addiction, but she is now back to work on “Orange is the New Black.”

Several famous musicians have also been diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richard's had the disease, but claims that he cured himself. Grateful Dead co-founder Phil Lesh underwent a liver transplant to treat his Hepatitis C, as did David Crosby. Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Keidis contracted the Hep C because of his drug use.

What do you think of all the famous people who have Hepatitis C? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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Pamela Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 33 Famous People with Hepatitis C
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Pamela Anderson claims that she contracted Hepatitis C after sharing a tattoo needle with her ex-husband Tommy Lee. Lee denies that he has the disease.

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Ladysmith, Canada

Profession: Activist, Television director, Nude Glamour Model, Television producer Model, + more

Credits: V.I.P., Scary Movie 3, Baywatch, Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson

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Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 33 Famous People with Hepatitis C
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In 2003, Steven Tyler was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. He underwent 11 months of treatment.

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Age: 67

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor Singer, + more

Credits: American Idol, Charlie's Angels, Shanghai Noon, Sex and the City

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#346 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Keith Richards is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 33 Famous People with Hepatitis C
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Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards had Hepatitis C, but he says that he cured it "just by being me."

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Age: 72

Birthplace: Dartford, United Kingdom

Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter Film Producer, + more

Credits: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Departed, Goodfellas, V for Vendetta

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Naomi Judd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 33 Famous People with Hepatitis C
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Naomi Judd has Hepatitis C, and her foundation has raised millions of dollars for the American Liver Foundation.

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Activist, Nurse, Songwriter Musician, + more

Credits: Someone Like You, More American Graffiti, Star Search, Can You Duet A Holiday Romance, + more

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Jim Nabors is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 33 Famous People with Hepatitis C
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"Andy Griffith Show" star Jim Nabors received a liver transplant after contracting Hepatitis C.

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Age: 85

Birthplace: Sylacauga, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Comedian, Actor, Singer

Credits: Gomer Pyle: USMC, The Jim Nabors Hour, The Jim Nabors Show, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

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Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 33 Famous People with Hepatitis C
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Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Kiedis contracted Hepatitis C from his drug use.

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist Actor

Credits: The Fighter, Flight, Pretty Womann, Orange County

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#167 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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#37 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

#259 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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Natalie Cole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 33 Famous People with Hepatitis C
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Natalie Cole was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2008. It is believed that her drug use is the cause of her disease.

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Age: 65

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Performer, Songwriter, Pianist, Singer-songwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story, The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True, Sesame Street, Nat King Cole: The Incomparable Nat King Cole Volume 1

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#1023 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Allen Ginsberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 33 Famous People with Hepatitis C
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"Howl" poet Allen Ginsberg died of liver cancer after living with Hepatitis C for many years.

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Age: Died at 71 (1926-1997)

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Screenwriter, Author Actor, + more

Credits: The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation, Me and My Brother, Heavy Petting, Hustler for Life

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#390 on The Best Writers of All Time

#156 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

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#50 on The Best American Poets

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