There is very little that is scarier than facing a serious health crisis. When it comes to health scares, oftentimes the unknown is the most frightening part. Until doctors and professionals can determine what is causing the host of terrifying and often times frustrating problems and lay out a plan of action in regards to resolution, people wait on pins and needles wondering if they are truly facing the end.
While celebrities can sometimes appear immune to devastating health conditions, the truth is underneath the glitz, the glamour and the pounds of heavy makeup, they are just as vulnerable to devastation. Some of the most famous faces in entertainment have battled health scares and debilitating diseases so privately that the public was stunned when they finally came forward to share their stories.
These 15 well-known celebrities have faced some incredible challenges in regard to their health and we never even had a clue as to what had been brewing underneath their gorgeous surfaces.
Actress and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie, is known for making outrageous life choices. From wearing vials of blood around her neck to adopting children from each corner of the world at warp speed, this mama to six kids is nothing if not unconventional. In 2013, Angelina underwent a double mastectomy after learning that she was carrying the BRCA1 gene. This medical test revealed that Jolie had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer and a fifty percent chance of developing ovarian cancer. Considering her own mother passed away at the age of 56 from ovarian cancer Angie wasted no time cutting those puppies off and lowering her chances of ever having to put her half-dozen children through the pain of losing their own mother early on in life.