Lyme disease is a debilitating illness caused by bacteria. Symptoms include fatigue, fever, heart palpitations, joint pain, headache, and in some cases, paralysis. Several famous actors, athletes and musicians have been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Some of these celebrities were successfully treated for the disease, while others have chronic symptoms. One famous actress chose to treat her Lyme disease with holistic methods.
Who is the most famous person who has Lyme disease? Alec Baldwin tops our list. Alec Baldwin has chronic Lyme disease which affects him at the same time each year. In 2007, a report from George W. Bush's medical examination revealed that he had been treated for Lyme disease. Peter Sarsgaard has been diagnosed with Lyme disease twice. He says, "Everyone around me took it very seriously and I am thankful to all of them for making me so vigilant."
Several famous women have also been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Parker Posey used traditional medicine combined with holistic techniques to treat her Lyme disease. She says, "The first round of antibiotics did not destroy all the bacteria and I made a decision not to take them anymore and instead approach it purely holistically -- through the help of my homeopathic doctor who guided me with my diet and gave me the natural supplements to bring my body back to its vitality." Christy Turlington Burns contracted Lyme disease in 2007.Have you ever been bitten by a tick? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Alec Baldwin has chronic Lyme disease which affects him at the same time each year.
Birthplace: Amityville, New York, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Author, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: The Departed, Beetlejuice, The Aviator, 30 Rock
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Christie Brinkley reportedly used guinea hens to keep her property free from Lyme disease spreading deer ticks.
Birthplace: Monroe, Michigan, United States of America
Profession: Pin-up girl, Model, Designer, Supermodel, Actor
Credits: Entertainment Tonight, The Hamptons, About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, Safety in Paradise
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Avril Lavigne contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite in the summer of 2014, but went undiagnosed for eight months. She is now healthy, and speaks openly about her illness.
Birthplace: Belleville, Canada
Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
Credits: Alice in Wonderland, Bruce Almighty, American Wedding, Eragon
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Yolanda Foster of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills contracted this illness nearly three years ago, and is still battling to find a cure.
Birthplace: Papendrecht, Netherlands
Profession: Interior designer, Model, Actor
Credits: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
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