15 Celebs With Conditions People Likely Didn't Know About

Jordan Claes
Billie Eilish with blonde hair in a car.
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Celebrities are some of the most visible and talked-about people on this planet. Yet despite the paparazzi and cameras constantly being shoved in their faces, many of our favorite celebs live silently with a variety of afflictions.

Below is a list of 15 celebrities, all of who live with different conditions that most fans would never have known. If you're someone who suffers, at the very least this article is proof that you needn't ever feel alone.

Most soccer fans would be shocked to learn that David Beckham has asthma.

David Beckham with three dogs in the backyard.
instagram | @davidbeckham

For years, David Beckham was considered to be one of the greatest soccer players on earth. What most people don't realize is that after the majority of matches, he'd have to reach for his inhaler.

Selena Gomez has struggled ever since she was diagnosed with Lupus in 2015.

Selena Gomez in a wool cardigan.
instagram | @selenagomez

Lupus is a disease wherein your body's immune system attacks its own organs. As a result of Selena's diagnosis, she needed to have kidney replacement surgery.

George Clooney deals with chronic pain after suffering an accident while filming 'Syriana'.

George Clooney at awards show.
Giphy | American Film Institute

While filming a torture scene in Syriana, someone accidentally kicked over George's chair causing him to hit his head. Spinal fluid was leaking out of his nose. He became addicted to painkillers and even got to the point where he contemplated suicide.

Bella Hadid doesn't let Lyme Disease control her life.

Bella Hadid in white robe.
instagram | @bellahadid

"Life isn't always what it looks like on the outside, and the hardest part of this journey is to be judged by the way you look instead of the way you feel," Bella told People magazine.

Nick Jonas has been raising awareness for Type 1 Diabetes since he was a teenager.

Nick Jonas selfie by the pool.
instagram | @nickjonas

Nick was only 13-years-old when he was first hospitalized for symptoms of diabetes. Since that time, he's become a vocal advocate for the disease and has even appeared in a commercial for Dexcom's new glucose monitoring system.

There's a reason why Bono always wears sunglasses and that reason is glaucoma.

Bon of U2 on stage.
Giphy | 2020 MTV EMA

Glaucoma is a condition that puts intense pressure on the eyeballs, making them more sensitive to light. As Bono explained during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, he's lived with glaucoma for over 20 years.

Michael J. Fox has fought a very public battle with Parkinson's Disease for years.

Michael J. Fox and his daughter, Esme.
instagram | @realmikejfox

Michael was first diagnosed while he was still starring in the popular political sitcom, Spin City. He decided to leave the show behind in order to dedicate 100% of his time to finding a cure.

Sarah Hyland hasn't shied away from talking about kidney dysplasia.

Sarah Hyland selfie in black-rimmed glasses.
instagram | @sarahhyland

As of 2018, Sarah had received 16 surgeries, including two kidney transplants. She's also had laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis and has also had a hernia removed from her abdomen.

Lil Wayne has suffered several seizures that have been brought on by epilepsy.

"This isn't my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I've had a bunch of seizures. Y'all just never hear about it," Weezy said in an interview with People magazine.

Gabrielle Union suffers from a fertility condition that's known as Adenomyosis.

Gabrielle Union standing in the doorway.
instagram | @gabunion

Adenomyosis is a condition that affects fertility in women. Gab has been candid about her struggles, and has openly discussed the many miscarriages she's suffered as a result.

Ryan Gosling is one of many stars who have to deal with the consequences of ADHD.

Ryan Gosling in 'The Notebook'.
Giphy | HBO Max

Ryan was reportedly unable to read and was diagnosed by his family doctor as having ADHD. The star of The Notebook was prescribed Ritalin and placed in a class for special needs children.

Selma Blair was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis back in 2018.

Selma Blair lying down outside in lawn chair.
instagram | @selmablair

Fans will no doubt recall Selma from her career-defining role as Cecile Caldwell in the decade-defining film, Cruel Intentions. These days, Selma has severe scarring on her nerve fibers and is forced to walk with a cane. Thankfully, she is reportedly in remission.

Pete Davidson, on top of suffering from a variety of mental health issues, also has Crohn's Disease.

Pete Davidson on 'Hot Ones'.
Giphy | First We Feast: Hot Ones

Pete has been open about his struggles with depression and anxiety multiple times over the years. What many people may not realize, however, is that he also lives with Crohn's Disease — which is a type of inflammatory bowel disease.

Kim Kardashian has been vocal about her issues with Psoriasis.

Kim Kardashian and her kids.
instagram | @kimkardashian

Kim wrote via her own defunct Hollywood app, "Sometimes the rashes are itchy, sometimes they're flaky. Mine flares up from time to time for different reasons," The Kardashians star explained.

Billie Eilish has silently suffered from Tourette's Syndrome from the time that she was a young girl.

Billie Eilish selfie with black hair.
instagram | @billieeilish

While making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Billie revealed that she's lived with Tourette's for her entire life. She's at the point where she can control her facial ticks, most of the time, but every day is a new challenge.