These celebs don't let their disabilities hold them back
Jerry Seinfeld recently revealed that he has a mild case of autism. ET Panache takes a look at other celebs who don’t let their disabilities hold them back.
Fawad Khan (Diabetes)
Ironically, Fawad may have chocolate boy good looks but it turns out that the sweet stuff isn’t good for him. The talented actor was diagnosed with diabetes and according to him that was one of the reasons why he didn’t pursue singing. His positive attitude was clear for his fans to see when he was quoted saying “Don’t let discouragement take you down”.
Kim Kardashian (Psoriasis)
Back in 2011, Kim found red, flaky patches of skin on her legs and was later diagnosed with psoriasis, an autoimmune disease which causes your immune system to attack the body’s own cells, rather than foreign matter. You would think that the image conscious star would be appalled with the scales on her skin. We were pleasantly surprised to find her talking about her problem in a lighthearted way with her tweet, “Kinda funny & gross but look at my heart shaped psoriasis! LOL Had to share!” along with a photo of the heart-shaped psoriasis. Though it may be trivial, we’re sure she made many psoriasis sufferers more confident.
Salman Khan (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
The Bollywood heavyweight was diagnosed with the neuropathic disorder that translates into spells of intense pain in the face, jaw and cheek. The pain is so severe that it is sometimes called “the suicide disease”. But, thankfully, the star isn’t letting it get in the way of his life and was quoted saying that even though it has gotten worse since it was diagnosed seven years ago, he is still going to “kill it”.
Michael J. Fox (Parkinson’s disease)
The Back to the Future star was diagnosed with the neurological disorder when he was just 30 years old. He waited for seven years before making his diagnosis public and admits that while he has bad days, he no longer looks at living with the disease as a battle. The star was report edly stunned when he learnt that Robin Williams was said to have the disease and tweeted, “Stunned to learn Robin had PD. Pretty sure his support for our Fdn predated his diagnosis. A true friend; I wish him peace.”
Halle Berry (Diabetes)
The Catwoman star was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at the age of 22 when she collapsed on the set of a TV show. But, instead of letting her disease hold her back, the star says it pushed her to improve her lifestyle. She was quoted saying, “I knew it was time to take better care of myself and I can honestly say that I am a healthier person than I was before I was taken ill.”
Abhishek Bachchan (Dyslexia)
The star suffers from mild dyslexia which was diagnosed when he was nine, which was revealed in a scene in Aamir Khan’s movie Taare Zameen Par. He’s an avid ambassador of spreading awareness about the setback and was quoted saying, “It’s important to recognise the problem in the field of education and this indifference shown to slow learners should be stemmed.”