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21 Celebrities Who Have Secretly Suffered From Terrible Illnesses

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The life of a celebrity might seem easy but the truth is that many of them secretly battle against serious medical conditions just to stay alive and working. The following are some of the stars who have had to overcome diseases and illnesses in the past.

#21: Catherine Zeta Jones and Bipolar Disorder

Source businessinsider.com

Welsh-born actress Catherine Zeta Jones revealed to the world that she suffers from bipolar II disorder. She checked into hospitals in 2011 and 2013 to get treatment for the condition, which usually involves alternating spells of deep depression with periods of mania. For most people this is a life-long battle.

#20: Tom Hanks and Diabetes

Source fasthewoodlands.com

Like many millions of people around the world, Tom Hanks suffers from type 2 diabetes. While he only announced in 2013 that he has this condition, he revealed that he has probably had it since he was in his mid 30s. Hanks said on the “Late Show with David Letterman” that it can be controlled through diet and controlling his weight.