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Unfortunately, Crohn's Disease affects nearly 1.6 million Americans, and celebrities are not immune to this terrible illness. Crohn's Disease is a painful inflammatory bowel disease that is chronic in nature. Several famous actors, musicians and athletes have been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. Some celebrities continued to work despite their diagnosis, while others were forced into retirement.

Who is the most famous person with Crohn's Disease? Shannen Doherty tops our list. The Mallrats star revealed that she had Crohn’s Disease back in 1999. Musician Anastacia credits Crohn's Disease with helping her achieve success. She said, "I had changed the way I thought about things. I felt at ease with my emotions. I didn't let myself get wound up when I wasn't making it as a singer."

Several famous men have also been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. Dwight D. Eisenhower was known to have suffered from Crohn's disease, and Pearl Jam musician, Mike McCready, has struggled with Crohn's Disease for over 25 years. NFL player David Garrard first experienced the symptoms of Crohn's Disease in 2004.

Are you surprised that so many famous people have Crohn's Disease? Take a look at this list and join the conversation in the comments section.

Shannen Doherty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 11 Famous People Who Suffer From Crohn's Disease
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Shannen Doherty revealed that she had Crohn’s Disease in 1999.

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Anastacia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 11 Famous People Who Suffer From Crohn's Disease
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Anastacia credits Crohn's Disease with helping her achieve success. She said, "I had changed the way I thought about things. I felt at ease with my emotions. I didn't let myself get wound up when I wasn't making it as a singer."

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Cynthia McFadden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 11 Famous People Who Suffer From Crohn's Disease
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Cynthia McFadden learned that she had Crohn's disease when she was a freshman in college.

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