Lyme disease is a debilitating illness that impacts the central nervous and respiratory systems. 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 been open about his struggle with chronic Lyme disease. 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.
Yolanda Hadid of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills contracted this illness years ago, and is still battling to find a cure. In 2015, Hadid revealed that her daughter Bella also has the disease, as does her son Anwar.
Due to genetic and environmental factors that predispose people to contracting Lyme disease, it's not uncommon for multiple members of a family who share a home to end up with Lyme disease.
- Age: 56
- Birthplace: Papendrecht, Kingdom of the Netherlands
After being misdiagnosed for some years, Kris Kristofferson was finally treated for Lyme disease and found his health returning.
- Age: 84
- Birthplace: Brownsville, Texas, United States of America
Debbie Gibson was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2013.
- Age: 50
- Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Kelly Osbourne was not diagnosed with Lyme disease for almost 10 years, unknowingly battling symptoms before being finally diagnosed and beginning treatment.
- Age: 35
- Birthplace: Westminster, London, United Kingdom