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Weirdly Interesting Celebrities with Lupus List

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Lady Gaga, beloved pop singer and outspoken advocate of being yourself, first discussed her "borderline lupus" condition in 2010 during an interview with CBS News. According to investigative reporter Ian Halperin, Gaga in fact uses her over-the-top costumes and make-up to cover up some very real and very serious health issues, including lupus. Lupus is an auto-immune condition that causes the body to attack its own cells, causing inflammation and tissue damage. Gaga fights the disease and lives with it every day, constantly micro-analyzing herself in mirrors, according to Halperin. He also claimed that Gaga has glossed over some of her more serious drug issues, and that she continues to take heavy drugs regularly.

Gaga is not the first or only celebrity to publicly battle lupus, though. A variety of other famous people through the years have gone public about their diseases, including singer Seal (Lupus is actually the cause of his facial scarring from when he was a child), British model Sophie Howard, TV mainstay Charles Kuralt (who died from complications due to lupus in July of 1997), and hip-hop producer J Dilla.

Who are the famous celebrities with Lupus? We've compiled a list here, with pictures. From movie stars to musicians, these are the celebs living with and battling the disease every day.

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Lady Gaga age 31

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Seal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Seal age 52

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Leslie Hunt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List

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Pietra Thornton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Pietra Thornton

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Sophie Howard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Sophie Howard age 34

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Charles Kuralt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Charles Kuralt Died at 63 (1934-1997)

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Elaine Paige is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Elaine Paige age 69

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J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
J Dilla Died at 32 (1974-2006)

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Ray Walston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Ray Walston Died at 87 (1914-2001)

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Michael Jackson Died at 51 (1958-2009)

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Donald Byrne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Donald Byrne Died at 46 (1930-1976)

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Hugh Gaitskell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Hugh Gaitskell Died at 57 (1906-1963)

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Teddi King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Teddi King Died at 48 (1929-1977)

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Ferdinand Marcos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Ferdinand Marcos Died at 72 (1917-1989)

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Flannery O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Flannery O'Connor Died at 39 (1925-1964)

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Tim Raines is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Tim Raines age 57

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Lauren Shuler Donner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List

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Louisa May Alcott is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Louisa May Alcott Died at 56 (1832-1888)

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Trick Daddy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Trick Daddy age 43

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Jasmine Guy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Jasmine Guy age 55

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Toni Braxton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Toni Braxton age 49

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Jeramie Rain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities with Lupus List
Jeramie Rain age 68