Sick Celebrities

Bret Michaels and his life with diabetes

Bret Michaels has been called many things in his time and the former Poison frontman is most definitely considered a sex symbol to female rock fans the world over. The ‘glam’ rock star also had three stints on VH1s ‘Rock of Love with Bret Michaels’ where he basically offered himself up as a prize to […]

Bill Clinton turns to veganism after heart operation

High levels of cholesterol are a growing problem these days and are attributed to the types of food we eat and the stressful lifestyles many of us have. Furthermore, If “bad” cholesterol isn’t dealt with quickly it can have dire consequences, as former president, Bill Clinton found out. On September 7, 2004, three years after […]

Oprah Winfrey chooses veganism for health reasons

TV stalwart, Oprah Winfrey decided to experiment with a raw vegan diet for seven days, and just for kicks she took 378 of her staff at Harpo along for the ride. She was joined by NY Times best-selling author on health and conscious eating, Kathy Freston who provided the queen of television with a diverse […]

Betty Ford left and extraordinary life behind

Betty Ford, former first lady and founder of the acclaimed Betty Ford Center died at the incredible age of 93 while under the care of medical staff at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho, Mirage. She passed away peacefully as a result of natural causes after a life of trials and tribulations which led to […]

Andy Irons died of a heart attack after drug cocktail

After the saddening and untimely death of world champion surfer, Andy Irons, in November 2010 his family released the results of his autopsy. It was initially thought his death came as a result of Dengue ever but the coroner’s report indicated that he in fact died of a heart attack around 30 hours after taking cocaine. […]

Colin Farrell talks about his son's life with Angelman Syndrome

Hollywood heart-throb, Colin Farrell recently appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman where among the subjects under discussion were his involvement in the remake of ‘Fright Night‘ and a surprisingly frank and honest talk about his first son, James, who suffers with a condition commonly known as Angelman Syndrome [AS]. Angelman Syndrome is a neuro-genetic disorder that affects […]

Bubba 'Hightower' Smith died aged 66

  Charles Aaron ‘Bubba’ Smith, winner of the 1971 Super Bowl and later starring as ‘Moses Hightower’ in the Police Academy movies died aged 66. The larger-than-life actor and sportsman was found in his LA home. The cause of death was not determined immediately, but the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said in a statement: […]

The 27 Club Welcomes Amy Winehouse

At the age of 27, Amy Winehouse’s ‘untimely’ death afforded her a lifetime membership to the ‘27 Club‘ – a group of notable musicians who also died at the age of 27. And she’s in good company as the 27 Club is home to some of the most influential musical names from the last 50 […]

Why is Amy Winehouse dead?

So the world’s most famous alcoholic and junkie is dead at last. Amy Winehouse has finally escaped from the misery of destructive addiction that played out as the world salaciously watched and salivated, savouring every picture of her bruised, bedraggled, bleeding and intoxicated body. But when the self-destructive girl was abnormally clean and healthy, no one […]

Tracey Gold sheds light on the reasons she developed anorexia

Tracey Gold, famous for her role as Carol Seaver in the hit American sitcom ‘Growing Pains’ has been acting since the age of four, when she first appeared in a Pepsi advert. At the tender age of 11 her paediatrician diagnosed her with anorexia after he noticed irregular weight loss during a natural growth spurt. […]

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