7 Celebrities Who Live With a Chronic Illness


Montel Williams

The daytime TV host Montel Williams was misdiagnosed for a decade before he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). After a year of living privately with the disease, he used his show as a platform to announce that he had MS in 1999 and has been an advocate ever since. He established the Montel Williams Foundation which is dedicated to helping find a cure for the condition.

Williams has also written books about how he manages his MS through diet and exercise.

Toni Braxton

Grammy award-winning artist Toni Braxton has sold a staggering 66 million records around the world but often struggles with live performances due to her battle with lupus. Diagnosed at the age of 15, Braxton’s lupus has forced her to approach life differently than others, particularly as she lost an uncle to the condition.

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