Not even our favorite celebrities are immune from experiencing health woes — and many of them are opening up about their battles in an effort to inform and inspire others who might be going through the same illnesses.
Selena Gomez’s health issues have been well-documented over the years. The “Look at Her Now” singer has openly talked about her mental health struggles, which even led to her entering rehab in 2018. After a long battle with Lupus, she had to undergo secret kidney surgery in September 2017.
Gomez’s pal, GrownishStar Francia RaisaOne of her kidneys was donated by, to the former child star. “It was a six-hour surgery that they had to do on me, and the normal kidney process is actually two hours,” she told TodayOctober 2017. “Apparently, one of the arteries had flipped. I’m very thankful that there are people who know what to do in that situation.”
The Rare Beauty founder also credited Raisa for saving her life, saying: “Because she did. That’s it. I guess I got to the point where it was really kind of life or death.”
Amy SchumerMeanwhile, meanwhile reveals that he was hospitalized in April 2018 for a kidney infection. “Here’s what I’ve been up to this week. I was hospitalized for 5 days with a horrible kidney infection,” the Amy SchumerInstagram star shared by Chris? “I want to give a big thank you to the doctors, the badass nurses, also my husband who’s name is, I want to say, Chris? and my sisters Kimby and Mol who have been by my side the whole time.”
Schumer welcomed Gene, her son, with husband Chris FischerThe following year, she was born. She experienced pregnancy complications due hyperemesis gravidarum in the months leading up to her birth. This is a severe form or morning sickness.
Additionally, Emilia ClarkeOpenly discussed secretly having brain surgery twice after suffering from life-threatening aneurisms. In an essay for The New YorkerShe revealed in 2019 that the health scares occurred during the earlier seasons. Game of Thrones.
“I lost all hope. I couldn’t look anyone in the eye. I suffered from panic attacks and severe anxiety. I was raised never to say, ‘It’s not fair’; I was taught to remember that there is always someone who is worse off than you,” she wrote at the time. “But, going through this experience for the second time, all hope receded. I felt like a shell inside of me. I have trouble recalling the details of those dark days. They have been buried in my brain. But I do remember being convinced that I wasn’t going to live.”
The Me before You actress noted that she’s since made a full recovery, adding, “In the years since my second surgery, I have healed beyond my most unreasonable hopes. I am now at a hundred percent.”
Scroll down to learn about celebrities who have had health problems over the years.