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 has chronic Lyme disease which affects him at the same time each year. Peter Sarsgaard has been diagnosed with Lyme disease twice. Parker Posey used traditional medicine combined with holistic techniques to treat her Lyme disease. Other celebrities, like George W. Bush, Richard Gere, and Bella Hadid, also suffer from Lyme disease.
To learn more about famous people with Lyme disease, read this list below.
Alec Baldwin has chronic Lyme disease which affects him at the same time each year.(Source)
Birthplace: Amityville, New York, United States of America
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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
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In 2007, a report from George W. Bush's medical examination revealed that he had been treated for Lyme disease.(Source)
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
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Ben Stiller talked about his Lyme disease diagnosis in an interview with David Letterman.(Source)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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