21 Celebrities With Chronic Illnesses


Sickness doesn’t discriminate – these 21 well-loved celebrities are the faces of chronic illness and living proof that you can live a happy, healthy life in spite of your circumstances.

1. Toni Braxton

Toni Michele Braxton is an R&B singer/songwriter, pianist, musician, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist. She has won six Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, and nine Billboard Music Awards and sold over 66 million records worldwide.

She was also diagnosed with Lupus and APS at the young age of 15. Her uncle already lost his life to this vicious disease. Systemic lupus erythematosus, often abbreviated as SLE or lupus, is a systemic autoimmune disease that can affect any part of the body.

Childhood systemic lupus erythematosus generally presents between the ages of 3 and 15, with girls outnumbering boys 4:1. She is living proof that you can live with a chronic illness even if it means living differently.

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