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.
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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.
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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In 2003, Steven Tyler was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. He underwent 11 months of treatment.
Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York
Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor Singer, + more
Credits: American Idol, Charlie's Angels, Shanghai Noon, Sex and the City
#8 on The Best Rock Vocalists
#48 on The Best Singers of All Timesee more on Steven Tyler
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards had Hepatitis C, but he says that he cured it "just by being me."
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 has Hepatitis C, and her foundation has raised millions of dollars for the American Liver Foundation.
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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"Andy Griffith Show" star Jim Nabors received a liver transplant after contracting Hepatitis C.
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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Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Kiedis contracted Hepatitis C from his drug use.
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America
Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist Actor
Credits: The Fighter, Flight, Pretty Womann, Orange County
#37 on The Best Frontmen in Rocksee more on Anthony Kiedis
Natalie Cole was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2008. It is believed that her drug use is the cause of her disease.
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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"Howl" poet Allen Ginsberg died of liver cancer after living with Hepatitis C for many years.
Age: Died at 71 (1926-1997)
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
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
#28 on The Best Gay Authors
#44 on The Best American Poetssee more on Allen Ginsberg