33 Famous People with Hepatitis C People

33 Famous People with Hepatitis C

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List Criteria: Notable celebrities with Hep C

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.

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  1. 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: age 48
    • Birthplace: Ladysmith, Canada
    • Profession: Activist, Television director, Nude Glamour Model, Television producer, Model, + more
    • Credits: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Home Improvement, Scary Movie 3, Scooby-Doo, Baywatch, + more
  2. In 2003, Steven Tyler was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. He underwent 11 months of treatment.
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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: The Polar Express, American Idol, Be Cool, Epic, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, + more
  3. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards had Hepatitis C, but he says that he cured it "just by being me."
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    • Age: 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, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Gimme Shelter, Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, + more
  4. 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: USA, Kentucky, Ashland
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Activist, Nurse, Songwriter, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Someone Like You, More American Graffiti, Star Search, Can You Duet, A Holiday Romance, + more
  5. "Andy Griffith Show" star Jim Nabors received a liver transplant after contracting Hepatitis C.
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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Sylacauga, Alabama, USA
    • Profession: Businessperson, Comedian, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: The Andy Griffith Show, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Cannonball Run II, + more
  6. Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Kiedis contracted Hepatitis C from his drug use.
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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Grand Rapids
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Actor
    • Credits: Point Break, Twister, Less Than Zero, The Chase, Tough Guys, + more
  7. 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: age 65
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Performer, Songwriter, Pianist, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Cats Don't Dance, De-Lovely, Always Outnumbered, Great Performances, The Easter Egg Adventure, + more
  8. "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: USA, Newark, New Jersey
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Chappaqua, Ciao! Manhattan, Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider, Me and My Brother, Pull My Daisy, + more
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