At first glance, it may seem that celebrities have been given the easy ticket in life. From adoring fans to tons of money and unwavering success, the life of a celebrity has been one envied for decades. However, it wasn’t always an easy ride up. Would you believe it if you found out that many of your favorite celebs suffered from serious illnesses that could have stopped them from succeeding? Here’s a list of 18 celebrities, who in spite of a diagnosis, went on to achieve great success.
1. Angelina Jolie
When her mother passed away from ovarian cancer at the age of 56, Angelina Jolie decided to stay proactive with her health. Having tested positive for the BRCA cancer-causing gene, Angelina underwent a double mastectomy to prevent possible future cancer. Her bravery was shown to have promote genetic cancer awareness throughout the globe according to various studies.