The millennial celebrities have no qualms in opening up to their loyal fans, even if it means talking about something as severe as their illnesses. Pop culture queen Selena Gomes opened up about her recent kidney transplant and addressed the reason behind maintaining a low-profile this summer and not promoting her new music. The international icon was diagnosed with Lupus, which is an autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body; in her case it was her kidney that was harmed. Last year Deepika Padukone opened up about her struggle with depression at length and was quoted saying ”I thought it was stress, so I tried to distract myself by focusing on work, and surrounding myself with people, which helped for a while. But the nagging feeling didn’t go away. My breath was shallow, I suffered from lack of concentration and I broke down often”.Recently Kangana Ranaut spoke about being physically assaulted and revealed to Barkha Dutt in an interview “I felt trapped. You feel people might help you. But there are no free lunches. But when you are going you fall for it.” Let’s look back at more such celebrity revelations about their personal health concerns and their courageous attempts at creating awareness about the same.
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If your social media isn’t flooded with Kangana Ranaut and her bold confessions you’re probably living under a rock. The critically acclaimed actress does not mince her words when it comes to speaking about her adversaries. The actress has spoken candidly about being physically abused in a recent interview. “This man who was my father’s age hit me hard on my head when I was 17. I started bleeding. I took out my sandal and hit him head hard and he started to bleed too. I lodged an FIR against the man.” To speak about any form of abuse, be it physical or mental is nothing short of courageous, Kangana’s disclosure about the severity of physical violence in any form of relationship showed the audience a different side to her personality.
Bella Hadid has owned all the significant runways she has been on and has booked the covers of almost every prestigious magazine. Model of the moment who has everything going for her was diagnosed with Lyme disease just like her reality star mother Yolanda Hadid and brother Anwar Hadid. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection primarily transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks. ‘’Showjumping was my dream of my life and what I did every single day until I just stopped and realised I didn’t have the brain power to ride horses anymore, so that was the end of that,’’she explained in an interview with People magazine. Bella had to give up on her dream to become an Olympic equestrian but she continued to stride forward with her countless achievements in the modelling world.
The former Disney star has always believed in being authentic with her ardent fans, even if it meant vocalising about her issues with addiction and her eating disorder. The pop star went on record and spoke about the dark phase of her life and revealed “Something I’ve never talked about before, but with my drug use I could hide it to where I would sneak drugs. I couldn’t go without 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes,” . Demi became an inspiration for the youth when she embraced her flaws and revamped her image by emphasising on healthy living and body positivity. Demi went a step ahead decoded her healthy lifestyle for her fans on Instagram by constantly posting about her workout regime and clean eating.
Our August cover star, known for her vibrant persona surprised the audience when she opened up about her suffering from anxiety. Anxiety is overthinking and over analysing everything until it causes tension and restlessness. The young actress talked about promoting mental health awareness and reassured that it can happen to the best of us and has nothing to be ashamed of. “I have anxiety. And I’m treating my anxiety. I’m on medication for my anxiety. Why am I saying this? Because it’s a completely normal thing. It’s a biological problem. In my family, there have been cases of depression. More and more people, should talk openly about it”. Anushka Sharma said it in an interview
Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone made a heart wrenching confession last year when she opened up about her battle with depression. The actress went on record and spoke about the dilemma she had gone through on the inside, “I did not want to be in the situation I was. I wanted to come out of it desperately. As they say that every solution is within your own self, I found the strength within me and also the people I had around who made me believe that I can rely on them,”. Deepika spoke about the ignorance towards mental ailment and the number of people who are still afraid to talk about it because the society still looks down at it, as it is not a physical and obvious illness . This bold move helped innumerable people to not only acknowledge depression but to go ahead and seek professional help.
‘’There was a time I didn’t want to get out of the house – I used to get really emotional, I used to sit in a corner and just cry for hours’’. Ileana D’cruz said it in an interview with MissMalini. The Bollywood actress spoke about her struggle with body dysmorphic disorder, anxiety and depression. Ileana struggled with body issues for almost 15 years and only recently has she gotten herself the required help. Ileana emphasised on the importance of getting oneself checked for any sort of mental ailment and has also encouraged finding solace and support from your dear ones.
Selena Gomez lately posted a very private incident about her battle with a chronic disease called Lupus that wasn’t commonly heard about. The singer had to undergo kidney transplant in order to cure her ailment. Fellow Mexican actress and a very close friend of the star Francia Raisa was her generous donor, who came forward and sacrificed for the cause. Selena further shed more light on Lupus that is a chronic disease that damages your internal organs and shared some vital information to acquire more knowledge through the website.
American pop sensation Lady Gaga showed her displeasure on cancelling her concert as she posted on Instagram from the hospital after being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. “Having a frustrating day with chronic pain, but I find myself feeling so blessed to have such strong intelligent female doctors.” It is a common condition that affects the bones and muscles that causes pain and fatigue. Gaga connected with her fans through social media and gave them an insight on her health condition and once again won the Internet with her charm. Lady Gaga has always been the most vocal celebrity when it came to sharing the most soul shattering details about her personal life, weather it was about being raped as a teenager or about the dilemmas in her former relationships.