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Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Celebrities / Famous Folk who've reportedly had M.E.
Just found this list online, needless to say we'll be writing off to a fair few of them to see if they'd like to support us
Celebrities and M.E.
From time to time, celebrities are reported as having M.E., CFS or M.E.-like illnesses.
Some may not have had a clear diagnosis - often, we simply don't know.
Here is a list of recent press reports (oldest first).
Date in the press
She said she had two months off and was "diagnosed with CFS, a form of M.E."
Is reported to have M.E.
It's claimed that she recovered from CFS which she developed after contracting glandular fever.
Reportedly diagnosed with CFS in 2003. It's said she recovered using reverse therapy.
Chief secretary to the treasury
Was ill for a year when she was 25 and talks openly about the illness.
Ex-singer for G4
He has revealed that he has suffered with M.E. since contracting glandular fever as a student.
Is reported to have spent £20k on "quack cures" for her M.E. but then realised all she needed to do was slow down.
Joint owner of the Ritz hotel, Littlewoods and Daily Telegraph
David is alleged to have M.E. and finds that spending time in the fresh air of the Swiss Alps helps alleviate his condition.
Has talked about his M.E. and says that he's been cured by the lightning process.
Says "I would just fall asleep on set… I battled through but when I started on the play I completely shut down. I had CFS. Four months into the Broadway play, I ended up in hospital."
The Guardian said he was struck down with CFS in 2009, seemingly after a stomach bug.
Reported to have had M.E. for two years.
Ex-Model and former wife of Rolling Stone Bill Wyman
Has been plagued by illness since her early 20s, and she thinks it has been M.E.
Irish dance star
Has reportedly talked about his return to health and dancing after being struck down with CFS.
Former Scottish footballer
Robbie revealed he was affected by debilitating M.E.-like illness, although he said it was not as serious as M.E.
Claire was diagnosed with CFS in 2007. In 2010 she returned to full international competition and was ranked second in the international Canoe Federation's marathon rankings. Unfortunately her CFS symptoms returned and Claire retired from competitive sport in 2012.
Royal ballet star
Developed Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome.
English ballet dancer
Is rumoured to have been diagnosed with Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome.
Stage and screen actor
Reportedly collapsed and was diagnosed with M.E. in 2005. He has since returned to work.
It is claimed that Laura has had M.E. for 20 years, and wrote her second book Unbroken while housebound with the illness.
Singer with "The Streets"
Is said to have been ill with M.E. in 2009, delaying the release of his fifth album.
Lead singer in the band Belle and Sebastian
It's reported that he was housebound with M.E. for eight years, time he used in songwriting.
Oscar nominated for short film, "Poet"
Had M.E. for nine years from the age of 12. She now considers herself "in control" of her symptoms