Diabetes is much more common than you might think.
Life can seem like a daily struggle when you're living with a chronic illness - especially one that requires constant management and medication. Diabetes mellitus is one of those diseases, but it certainly doesn't have to take over your life. Stars from Tom Hanks to Halle Berry struggle with it in one form or another, but managing it gets easier with time.
Here are 10 celebrities that live with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes:
Tom Hanks was diagnosed after a career of weight fluctuation
After surgery the 51 year-old rocker is "in dire pain," but his bandmate Pete Evick revealed "there are no plans to postpone or reschedule any more shows this year."
The health of singer Bret Michaels, who suffers with type 1 diabetes, has deteriorated rapidly in the past two weeks as he was hospitalized a total of six times, which cumulated in him undergoing Kidney surgery.
Michaels was hospitalized six times in two weeks
Michaels' website and Facebook page provided an update on his current status on Monday (Nov 10th), explaining to the former Poison frontman's fans what had taken place.
Continue reading: Bret Michaels Has Kidney Surgery After Six Hospital Visits In Two Weeks
He's dated Pamela Anderson and duetted with Miley Cyrus, time to brush up on your Bret Michaels knowledge.
It’s been a tough week for Poison frontman BRET MICHAELS. The singer suffered a health scare last Thursday, (May 29th), when he was rushed off stage after the diabetes sufferer's blood sugar dramatically dropped. The singer was later diagnosed as suffering from the noro flu virus as well as severe exhaustion, which contributed to the episode. We hope that Bret makes a speedy recover and is ready to rock again soon! In the meantime, here are 10 facts, you might not know about the Poison frontman and bandana enthusiast.
Poison frontman Bret Michaels
1. Michaels suffers from type 1 diabetes, a condition he was diagnosed with at aged six. He keeps himself healthy using exercise and monitoring his diet as well as taking daily insulin shots and testing his blood sugar levels every hour.
Continue reading: Bret Michaels: 10 Things You Need To Know About The Poison Frontman
After Thursday night's medical emergency, "under strict medical direction Michaels will not be able to perform," Friday Evening's show (May 30th) as he has been diagnosed with the noro flu virus.
BRET MICHAELS' recent health issues have unfortunately forced him to cancel Friday's show (May 30th).
The 51 year-old rocker, who was performing in New Hampshire on Thursday night, was rushed off stage only three songs in to be seen by paramedics.
Michaels, who was the frontman for mental band Poison, is a lifelong sufferer of type 1 diabetes and this condition caused the healthcare.
Bret Michaels was unable to continue performing at a US concert on Thursday (29th May) owing to illness. Michaels suffers from Type 1 diabetes and was forced to leave the stage due to "extremely low" blood sugar.
BRET MICHAELS was forced to leave the stage whilst performing at his concert in Manchester, New Hampshire last night (29th May). The 51-year-old seemingly unable to continue, three songs into the performance, and was quickly seen by paramedics.
Bret Michaels was forced to leave his concert on Thursday evening (29th May).
Michaels, who is best known as the frontman of Poison, has suffered from Type 1 diabetes since childhood and it appears this health scare was linked to his condition.
Continue reading: Bret Michaels' 'Extremely Low Blood Sugar' Forces Concert's Early End
BRET MICHAELS - Bret Michaels performs during 'FOX & Friends' All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios - New York City, NY, United States - Friday 26th July 2013
Bret Michaels was rumored to have "broken down" after being eliminated for the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.
BRET MICHAELS' meltdown has been a point of online discussion for over 24 hours now, though nobody really knows quite whether it happened or not. In case you hadn't heard, Michaels was the first competitor fired by Donald Trump on the premiere of 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.' It was shock result, though RadarOnline.com said the Poison rocker completely broke down afterwards. "Bret was crying and totally distraught after he was fired," said a source, "He couldn't believe it that he was let go so quickly. It was brutal to watch him freaking out the way he did." The insider said Bret was certain he was going to win for a second time.
The report is at odds with new information given to Zap2It's Molly Chance, which reports of there being no "meltdown" after the Celebrity Apprentice taping. A production insider says Bret "wasn't stoked" about getting the boot, though left the show with his head held high. "Bret was not happy to be fired, but did not have a meltdown," said the insider, who noted that Michaels was trying to earn some cash for a cause close to his heart, the American Diabetes Foundation. His team-mate Omarosa Manigault appeared to conspire to get him eliminated from the show, which hurt Michaels the most.
Michaels - who suffers from Type 1 Diabetes - brought in $640,000 for his chosen foundation after winning season three of the reality show.
Continue reading: Bret Michaels Meltdown: Did It Happen, Or Is It A Vicious Web Rumor?
Poison singer Bret Michaels has unexpected reaction to being booted off Celebrity Apprentice
When BRET MICHAELS was invited back onto the US version of Celebrity Apprentice, as a past champion, he probably wasn’t expected to be the first contestant to be booted off the show. Having said that, when Donald Trump fired Bret Michaels, who returned to the show as a past champion, he probably wasn’t expecting Bret to have a mini-meltdown over it. It’s just for fun, after all, right? Right, Bret?
Apparently not, as RadarOnline report that Bret took the whole thing rather hard and the Poison singer had to be comforted by the shows producers, it appears. An insider on the show told the site “Bret was crying and totally distraught after he was fired.” It seems as though the long-haired rocker was convinced that he’d be able to repeat his former success on the show once more and was shocked when that turned out not to be the case this time around. “Bret totally went into the show believing he was going to win,” the source explained. “He couldn’t believe it that he was let go so quickly. It was brutal to watch him freaking out the way he did… It was a mess when Bret was told the news and filming was done… No one expected him to have a meltdown like that.”
Still, Trump had to choose between Michaels and La Toya Jackson and he opted to give Michaels the boot, safe in the knowledge that he’d already had his time in the limelight. So, was Bret ever really in with a chance, or was Trump simply toying with him by inviting him back?
BRET MICHAELS Friday 12th October 2012 NBC's 'Celebrity Apprentice: All-Stars' cast announced at Jack Studios
The Celebrity Apprentice has revealed its cast for its forthcoming new series. Donald Trump returns to host the show and there are fourteen "celebrities" (the term appears to be getting more and more loosely judging by the names involved) who will be vying for the attention of the business mogul.
Ready for some the list, then? Here you go: BRET MICHAELS, Trace Adkins, Lil Jon, Marilu Henner, Lisa Rinna, La Toya Jackson, Gary Busey, Stephen Baldwin, Penn Jillette and Omarosa are among the names included for the forthcoming season. Busey's a personal favourite of ours thanks to his hilariously awful turn in the 1992 classic 'Under Siege'. If this season goes anything like that film, expect Busey to be bursting out of a cake dressed as a woman and wearing lipstick. Will it be enough to win him the competition? Hard to tell.
Stephen Baldwin commented on the show "So far it's been very sweet and peaceful and calm, but that's kind of scary. I think we've got a couple of zingers coming. It should be very exciting." Bret Michaels comeback to the show will hopefully be a smoother one for him. The Poison front man won the 2010 edition of the program, but did so whilst battling serious health problems. "I was really sick, and this time I'm ready to come back, but being a lifelong diabetic, I'm ready," he said. The winner, as usual, gains $250,000 for a charity of their choice. and a badly needed profile boost.
BRET MICHAELS Thursday 9th August 2012 Poison performs during the Rock of Ages Tour 2012 at the Bank Atlantic Center
BRET MICHAELS and Poison - C.C. Deville, Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett, and Bobby Dall of rock band Poison Friday 8th June 2012 Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' Rock Of Ages at Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Arrivals
BRET MICHAELS Sunday 22nd May 2011 at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena - press room Las Vegas, Nevada
Date of birth
15th March, 1963