26 Famous People with Lupus People
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26 Famous People with Lupus

Famous People with Lupus, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which an individual's immune system begins to attack normal, healthy tissue. Symptoms of lupus include joint pain and swelling, fatigue and general discomfort. Lupus is treated through medication and there are 5 million people around the world who have some type of lupus.

Who is the most famous person with lupus? Lady Gaga tops our list. The “Applause” singer told Larry King in a candid interview that she tested “borderline positive” for lupus. Lady Gaga went on to say that she does not experience any symptoms of the disease. Nick Cannon almost died when complications with lupus caused him to experience a near kidney failure. Cannon is now on the road to recovery, enjoying life with his wife Mariah Carey and their twins.

In J. Randy Taraborrelli's biography of Michael Jackson, he discusses Jackson's lupus diagnoses. The disease caused Jackson to be sensitive to light, which is why the pop star was seen frequently wearing hats and sunglasses. Taraborrelli says that Jackson's lupus was thought to be in remission.

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  1. In a 2010 interview with Larry King, Lady Gaga confided that she was "borderline positive" for lupus.



    Born: 1986
    Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Singer-songwriter, Actor + 3 more
    Institution: Convent of the Sacred Heart, Tisch School of the Arts
    Height: 5'1"
    Medical Conditions: Anorexia, Bulimia
    Lady Gaga : see more

  2. Nick Cannon recently experienced near kidney failure due to complications with lupus.  Speaking with Larry King, Cannon stated, "I am working past it; I'm working through it. I'm a strong believer in faith. It was scary at the time, but I'm 100 percent now."



    Born: 1980
    Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America
    Profession: Television director, Record producer, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer + 11 more
    Institution: Monte Vista High School
    Height: 6'0"
    Nick Cannon : see more

  3. Michael Jackson was diagnosed with lupus in 1986.  Due to the condition, Jackson stated that he was sensitive to UV light, which is why he frequently wore hats, masks and sunglasses.



    Born: 1958
    Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
    Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer + 10 more
    Institution: Montclair College Preparatory School
    Height: 5'8"
    Date Of Death: 2009
    Cause Of Death: Cardiac arrest, Homicide
    Place Of Death: Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Medical Conditions: Mysophobia
    Michael Jackson : see more

  4. Singer Toni Braxton shared her ongoing struggle with lupus on her reality show "Braxton Family Values."



    Born: 1967
    Birthplace: Severn, Maryland, United States of America
    Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor + 3 more
    Institution: Glen Burnie High School, Bowie State University
    Height: 5'1"
    Toni Braxton : see more

  5. The scars on singer Seal's face were caused by a type of lupus that effects the skin and scalp.



    Born: 1963
    Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom
    Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer
    Height: 6'3"
    Medical Conditions: Systemic lupus erythematosus, Discoid lupus erythematosus
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