Celebrities offer us a glimpse into a world few of us know, full of glamour, success, and happiness. However, they too are human beings and are struck by tragedy, loss, and illness as well. Here are 23 stars who have diseases you may or may not have known about. We love them even more for sharing their stories and their struggles.
Tom Hanks – Diabetes
Tom has been dealing with high blood sugar levels since he was 36 years old, but he never had the full-blown disease of diabetes. That all changed when the Academy Award-winning star’s doctors gave him the news that he has Type 2 diabetes. He announced this during an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman in 2013.