15 Celebrities You Wouldn’t Have Thought to Suffer from Fibromyalgia

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Morgan Freeman –The Golden Actor, the Fibromyalgia Patient

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that is both common and extremely mysterious. Nowadays, it is acknowledged as a stand-alone syndrome, but it wasn’t until a few decades ago that this happen. In the past, fibromyalgia was either believed to not exist at all or to be a form of depression.

The wide range of symptoms and medical conditions associated with fibromyalgia make the syndrome very difficult to diagnose and it is most commonly mistaken with other medical conditions. Even more, the causes that lead to the development of fibromyalgia are not yet known and although research has been made, nobody has been able to give a clear answer as to why this medical condition develops. Do you know the Weird Signs of Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia affects millions of people out there and it is not related in any way to a person’s social status. Believe it or not, there are a lot of celebrities out there who live with fibromyalgia as well. If you want to find out more about this, then do read on.

Morgan Freeman –The Golden Actor, the Fibromyalgia Patient

Morgan Freeman is one of the most popular celebrities out there who have openly admitted to suffer from fibromyalgia. According to his statements, he believes he started to develop this syndrome after a car accident he had back in 2008. Although chronic pain is a huge part of the actor’s life, this has never stopped him from his work.

Sinead O’Conor – A Strong Voice, a Strong Woman

Sinead O’Connor is another celebrity out there who has openly admitted to suffer from this medical condition. Although she did take a break from her work when she discovered the cause of her pain, she also returned back on stage later on. Now, she believes that fibromyalgia may not be completely curable, but that it can be successfully managed.

Susan Flanner – Bold, Beautiful and Strong

Another celebrity that was forced by fibromyalgia to take a break from her work is Susan Flannery. The star from the famous soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful retired in 2007 in order to treat the affection that had been troubling her for a long time. However, she returned to the show later on.

Michael James Hastings – A National Voice

One of the celebrities that also retired because of his battle with fibromyalgia is Michael James Hastings. After his retirement from the show business, he became a national spokesman for those who suffered from the same condition as him.

Roie Hamlin – Finding a Way

Rosie Hamlin is another very popular person who suffers from fibromyalgia. Like many of her show business colleagues suffering from the very same condition, she was forced to leave her musical career behind. However, she became one of the most important spokespersons for those suffering from fibromyalgia and she managed to take the path of another artistic career: painting.

Jeaneane Gorafalo – Smiling in the Face of Pain

Jeaneane Gorafalo is a celebrity you would expect to suffer from such a terrible medical condition such as fibromyalgia, especially because her main area of activity is comedy. Even though she was diagnosed with fibro, she managed to cope with the pain and the fatigue and she continues to appear in movies and TV shows.

Frances Winfield Bremer – Decades of Pain

Frances Winfield Bremer is the wife of the Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III and both of them have made multiple public appearances to speak about the realities of fibromyalgia. Although she has been suffering for 30 years due to the pain and fatigue associated with her medical condition, she continues to inspire people from all over the world to manage with their everyday fibromyalgia-related struggle.

A.J Langer – The Story behind the Fairytale

A.J. Langer is one of those celebrities people would believe to live in a real-life fairytale. Married with an English Earl, she has been living the dream when it comes to her life path. However, fibromyalgia has affected her badly over the years and she is still struggling with it, despite her social status.

Florence Nightingale – the Victorian Lady

Florence Nightingale is probably one of the first people to ever speak out for those who suffered from fibromyalgia. A pioneer in the field of medicine, she believed that her fibro was triggered by an infection. After decades of struggling with the syndrome, she died in her sleep when she was 90.

Mary McDonough – A Public Fibromyalgia Patient

Mary McDonough is an American actress who became famous due to her part in The Waltons and she has openly admitted to suffer from fibromyalgia.

Jo Guest – From Modeling to Fibro and ME

Jo Guest is another popular figure that is known to suffer from this medical condition. A former model, she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2007 and later on she was also diagnosed with ME.

Paula Abdul – Rumors about Her Fibromyalgia

Paula Abdul is another celebrity that has been rumored to suffer from fibromyalgia. However, it seems that she suffers from reflex sympathetic dystrophy, which is quite similar to fibro.

Debbie Allen – a Dancer that may suffer from Fibro

Debbie Allen is an American dancer and choreographer that has been rumored to suffer from fibro as well. However, she never openly admitted to be one of this syndrome’s victims.

Frida Kahlo – The Painter in Pain

Although it is not known for sure, it is also believed that painter Frida Kahlo may have suffered from fibromyalgia as well.

Job – Back to Biblical Times

If you want to go way back in time, it is believed that the biblical Job suffered from fibromyalgia as well. According to what the Bible describes, it may be that fibro was the medical condition to have affected him.

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  1. janina bonilla says:

    I’m a doctor and mother and i had been diagnostic from fibromialgia 11 years ago. I tried to spend time to know more about this illness and trying to help people to have it and myself

  2. I have suffered from fibromyalgia since 2009 after an auto accident. I also suffer from the chronic fatigue, depression and other textbook symptoms, along with spinal injuries, and lasting results of two concussions. It is not only the
    symptoms that negatively affect me, it is the LACK of effective treatment
    offered by pain management centers
    and covered by health insurance other
    than strong narcotics and other
    controlled substances.
    On December 17, 2013, I was hit by a
    truck (hit & run), three days later, I was
    dropped as a patient from New York
    spine and wellness, Syracuse, N.Y.
    due to having a major anxiety attack in the dr’s office, and with the dr
    knowing that I would not be accepted as a patient in any other pain
    management office for the much
    needed medications to control
    my pain. Seven months later, I was in
    a psychiatric hospital due to a major depression break down from
    uncontrolled pain.

    With the amount of people suffering from this condition, and with all of the modern medical advances, why is there not very much being done to learn to
    control this condition? Medicaid will pay close to $300/mo. for lyrica, but
    will not pay anything for relief to help a person to relax, with no side affects.
    I am a fan of just about all of the famous people listed on the page, especially Morgan Freeman and Sinead O’Connor, who can afford palliative treatment. I am a little person with limited income due to the disabling nature of this condition. There is no palliative treatment for me (all of the little people). PLEASE help our screams and cries to be heard. When I am in a position to help the less fortunate, I help. Please show that you are no different than me. High fame status or dirt poor, we are all just people.

  3. Donna Duncan says:

    I have fibromyalgia and adenomyosis not a good combination. Cold rainy Scottish weather doesn’t help fibro pain.

  4. I understand why some celebrities would not admit to it. Many Dr’s still do not believe Fibro is real. Articles stating just that has made it even more difficult for those of us suffering from Fibro to gain understanding and acceptance from our families, friends and general public.

  5. I have it and I believe it was brought on by 9/11. It took about 8 years to be diagnosed. I manage to get by because I have no other option. I come home from work and go into hibernation until I have to go back.

  6. Linda van Maanen says:

    So weird you never realise ´stars´ can have fms too. I was diagnosed about ten years ago but I probably have it a long longer. It´s very up and down . I´m in a bad time right now. Tired, difficulties with walking, dropping things and after two days have done too much my whole body is aching, I´m having a headache and before my VERY hot shower I was freezing. Tomorrow is a total do nothing day otherwise it will only get worse.

  7. jan fishwick says:

    I’ve had it over 10 yrs now Started after i lost my mum, some days the pain is bearable and some day’s it’s bloody terrible but what you can’t see My doctor told me i don’t have pain but i do have pain, I looked at him as if he was going a bit gar gar ! but he said your brain is telling you – you have pain but you dont really but what the hell it’s here now and to stay it’s like the mother-in-law doesn’t want to go home. I go swimming and walk the dog that takes me ages due to having to stop but i just get on with it now, nobody give a dame so i try to put it to bed and then the bugger wakes me up, HAYHO HOPE YOU ALL FEEL BETTER FOR CHRISTMAS XXX

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