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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.

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Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 28 Famous People with Lyme Disease
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Alec Baldwin has chronic Lyme disease which affects him at the same time each year.

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Age: 59

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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 28 Famous People with Lyme Disease
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Christie Brinkley reportedly used guinea hens to keep her property free from Lyme disease spreading deer ticks.

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Age: 63

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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 28 Famous People with Lyme Disease
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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. 

Age: 32

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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 28 Famous People with Lyme Disease
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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. 

Age: 51

Birthplace: Papendrecht, Netherlands

Profession: Interior designer, Model, Actor

Credits: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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