When you see them on screen, you’d say they have a wonderful life – looks, fame, money – really, what more can you want from life?
Still, many celebrities have their fair share of problems, sometimes battling severe conditions.
But they soldier on and go on with their lives. Let’s have a look at ten famous people you wouldn’t know we’re suffering from severe conditions.
10 Bella Hadid
When she’s on the catwalk, you wouldn’t know there’s anything wrong with Bella Hadid, but the supermodel has been suffering for years from Lyme disease.
Tick bites cause this disease, and its main symptoms include rashes, fever, aching joints, or headaches. The worst part is that people affected by this disease suffer the ill-effects for years.
9 Jean-Claude Van Damme
What could be wrong with a guy like Van Damme? According to him, he’s been battling rapid-cycle bipolar disorder, and sometimes he goes into crippling depression bouts that impact both his acting career and his private life.
The one thing that helped him stay sane, the rigorous training routines that keep negative feelings at bay. Now that’s fortunate since his martial art skills have made him a massive star.
8 Hugh Laurie
Beloved English actor Hugh Laurie has been suffering from clinical depression for most of his life.
Don’t be fooled by his hilarious quips; on the inside, he’s more like Dr. House, the character that brought him worldwide fame.
He’s been on various meds for most of his life. He even turned to music to cope with his depression, and it a good thing he did as he is immensely talented.
7 Venus Williams
One of the most accomplished tennis players of all time, Venus Williams suffers from a condition known as Sjögren’s Syndrome.
It is an autoimmune disease that causes her joint pain and fatigue, making her career seem even more impressive. Some days she has to drag herself out of bed, and she has to power through her day.
In her peak years, that meant long hours of intensive training. Most healthy people would collapse under the strain, so it’s hard to imagine how hard it was for her when she also had to battle constant tiredness.