Celebrities always seem like untouchable beings, but they are just like us and can be diagnosed with life-changing illnesses that either make or break them. Many of these celebs use their platforms to help others and raise awareness. With such a huge fan base like theirs, they feel a strong sense of responsibility to play their part in helping people who may deal with the same issue. Check out 50 celebrities who have life-changing illnesses.
50. Mariah Carey
We all know and love Mariah Carey, the renowned superstar who sings all our favorite ballads and Christmas songs. In 2001 she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When coming out with the diagnosis, she was worried that it would define her and potentially end her music career. Since being diagnosed, she has been in therapy as well as taking medication to help manage sudden and extreme mood swings. She is hopeful that society will get to a place where there is no longer a stigma surrounding this disease and has said she won’t allow it to control or define her.