Lupus is an autoimmune disease that develops for no known specific reason. Instead of the immune system protecting a person with lupus, it turns on the patient. Any one can get the disease — any age, gender or race. Young adult women are most at risk.
With that said, we can almost say that no one is safe – not even the rich and famous. Here’s a list of six celebrities living with lupus who are true fighters and still manage to succeed even when lupus attacks them.
1. Selena Gomez
The actress and pop singer stepped away from the spotlight in 2014, and no one knew why. Rumors swirled that she could be in rehab, but Selena was actually undergoing chemotherapy to treat her recently diagnosed lupus. Even though the young star didn’t talk about it while going through the treatment, when she returned to public life she spoke out. “I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke,” Gomez told Billboard magazine in an interview.
Since then, the singer has been recovering and learning to live with the condition.