Sick Celebrities

Day: February 7, 2013

John Goodman's Incredible Weight Loss

John Goodman first rose to prominence as the sarcastic, chubby, working class father and foil to Roseanne Barr in the 1990s hit TV show ‘Roseanne’. As a big man, John was well aware of the implications to his health, especially as he got older; he knew he ran the risk of heart disease, diabetes and […]

James Brown's death caused by Pneumonia

The lives of celebrities are often perceived as easy or great by the public but they’re not always a bed of roses. Like any non-famous person they too have to deal with difficulties but with the added pressure of the public eye on them and perhaps few had it as rough as James Brown – […]

Drew Carey's Amazing Weight Loss

For an age, Drew Carey fell into ‘the cute and cuddly’ category; a status which is as cursed as it is revered. The pudgy, bespectacled comedian was always overweight but at 52-years-old ‘The Price Is Right’ host realized how much of an effect his obesity was having on his health. Drew was diagnosed with diabetes […]

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Prostate Cancer Episode

Andrew Lloyd Webber, famous composer and the brains behind no less than 13 successful musicals including Cats, Phantom of the Opera and Starlight Express, is celebrated worldwide and his stageshows are revered across the globe. The British-born composer and producer, who penned his first piece at the age of nine, has received countless awards, including […]

Complications with Diabetes Contributed to Brittany Murphy's Death

Former actress and drug abuser, Brittany Murphy, was found unresponsive in the shower by her mother who told paramedics that her ailing daughter suffered with Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, or ‘diabetes mellitus type 2’, is the most common form of diabetes and occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, or […]

Burt Reynolds on his Addiction to Painkillers

Moustache-toting Hollywood actor, Burt Reynolds, entered himself into a rehabilitation clinic in Florida in order to receive treatment for his addiction to painkillers. Reynolds fell into the dependency trap after undergoing surgery on his back but after the initial pain subsided he realized he couldn’t stop taking the medication. He checked himself into the Hanley […]

Diabetic Shock led to Casey Johnson's Death

The surprising death of Casey Johnson, heir to the Johnson & Johnson empire, initiated a media circus with some wild speculation as to what exactly caused the 30-year-old’s untimely exit. The scramble over the line dredged up many dirty secrets but the major assumption was that Casey’s death was related to illegal drug abuse. The […]

Dennis Hopper dies of Prostate Cancer

Veteran actor and artist Dennis Hopper was been diagnosed with prostate cancer and his manager, Sam Maydew, confirmed the 73-year-old was cancelling all appearances to undergo what he called a “special program” at the University of Southern California. “We’re hoping for the best,” Maydew said, without going into further details about the actor’s condition. The […]

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