Diabetes: 10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Have the Disease

After years of fighting a battle with high blood sugar, Tom Hanks tells the world that he has officially been discovered to have Type 2 diabetes. But he’s by no means the only famous name to have struggled with the disease. Here are some other celebrities who also have it.

Number Ten: Halle Berry has Diabetes

Halle Berry collapsed unexpectedly and went into a coma for an entire week in 1989. This signaled to the actress that something was seriously wrong. She found out later that she has diabetes.

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Number Nine: Drew Carey

Comic and show host Drew Carey is another famous person who claims to have cured his disease. He says it happened after losing about 80 pounds in about half a year with a low carb diet and lots of fitness activity.

Number Eight: Bobby Clarke

He’s known by the world as the famous leader of the Broadstreet Bullies, a great hockey team. For most of his career, though, Bobby Clarke’s largest fight was a health-related one.

Number Seven: Larry King

Considering how long Larry King has been a well-known face on TV, it’s surprising how little his fans actually know about the man. His health problems are one example.


Number Six: Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek has, in recent times, acquired out a new identity as a spokesperson for something called gestational diabetes. This is a condition that can occur while you’re expecting.

Number Five: Neil Young

The rocker hasn’t talked much about it over the years, but early life wasn’t easy for him. As a youngster, he was diagnosed with diabetes.


Number Four: Anne Rice

Anne Rice was discovered to have this disease in 1998 after noticing problems with her health and energy levels. It’s true.

Number Three: Paula Deen

Perhaps a bit ironically, Paula Deen is also a sufferer. The chef faced much controversy after announcing to the world she had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Number Two: George Lucas

Not too long after Lucas graduated from university, tests showed that the filmmaker had diabetes. This made him exempt from the Vietnam War draft and he made films instead, lucky for us!

Number One: Bret Michaels

This celebrity has known of his ailment since age six. Thanks for reading.