Actors Living With Chronic Illnesses
Many a times fans tend to create demigods in television characters assuming that these people are superhuman and are detached from day to day struggles of the ordinary men. However, this is not the case as celebrities are also human beings like any one of us.
Celebrities cry, hurt, fall sick like any one of us, and below are three actors living with chronic illnesses.
- Musician and actor; Howza Mosese who plays the role of Detective Lerumo Chabedi on Scandal and husband to actress; Salamina Mosese has been living with diabetes for over 13 years. He was 21years old when he discovered he had a chronic illness.
When interviewed about the illness, the actor had this to say:
“I was actually introduced to diabetes from a very young age because my father had Type 2 diabetes, but I was very ignorant, I didn’t know what it was until I got it. I use to live a very unhealthy lifestyle, eating fast food, and drinking every day. That had to change, I’m not saying be a health nut, but you need to find a way to do things moderately.”
- Radio, TV presenter, and actress; Masechaba Moshoeshoe whose pictures went viral recently for her weight loss is another South African celebrity who lives with a chronic illness. The actress’s dramatic weight loss was spotted in her recent role on Muvhango where she played Dr. Sechaba’s mother.
The actress is known for being chubby and chunky on TV was particularly chubby when she appeared on ETV’s Scandal and SABC 1’s youth show; Take 5. When the actress joined the cast of Muvhango, she’d lost weight rapidly and left her fans concerned about her health. The actress recently opened up about her chronic illness. She confessed to being diagnosed with Hypertension which led to her dramatic weight loss.
- Former Generations actress; Sophie Lichaba is another Mzansi actress who lives with chronic illness; diabetes. Lichaba who’s been rumored to have passed on several times because of the illness has beaten the odds and soldiered despite the public not believing that she can pull through. According to sources to the actress, the dramatic weight loss and the stares she gets in public has not stopped her from doing what she loves, as she’s back on-screen doing what she loves; acting.